Boxing legend Mike Tyson is set to entertain audiences at Paragon Casino Resort on Friday, October 23, taking the Mari Showroom stage to present his one-man Broadway show, “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH”.
Tyson tells all in this no holds-barred show, with stories of his hardscrabble beginnings in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, and his subsequent introduction to boxing through a stint in reform school. As he took to the sport, he also began to thrive in school. It was during this time that he was introduced to legendary boxing manager Cus D’Amato, who became more than a trainer to Tyson. D’Amato instilled in Tyson a discipline that helped him turn pro in 1985. One year later, at the age of 20, Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in world history.
Tyson’s athleticism was undeniable, but some of his life choices were troubling. In the show, he publicly addresses both triumph and tragedy, in an articulate and often humorous manner.
The multi-media show features images, music and video that accompany Tyson’s stories of his life, in and out of the boxing ring. After a successful run at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theater in Las Vegas, the show went on to debut on Broadway under the direction of Spike Lee. The show aired on HBO, and his memoir, also titled “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH” became a New York Times best-seller.
The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $40.00, and are available at LA 1 Market, through Ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.