Originally published in 1992 and now available as an ebook.
This biography of the now-notorious Tyson is a compelling exposé of secrets, misconceptions, hype, greed – and racism.
Montieth Illingworth presents an intensely researched portrait of the man and the boxer. Having known him well since 1989, Illingworth gained a unique insight into Tyson’s thoughts and feelings on a wide variety of subjects: his relationship with his guardian and trainer Cus D’Amato; the emotional impact of his stormy marriage to Robin Givens; his adventures with Donald Trump; his trust in promoter Don King; and his struggles with the burden and trappings of celebrity.
Featuring a full appraisal of his extraordinary trial and conviction of rape – this is a book that intrigues and shocks from beginning to end.