Mike Tyson recently appeared on EPSN’s ”Pardon the Interruption” to discuss his upcoming one-man Broadway show, “UNDISPUTED TRUTH.” The former heavyweight champion repeated his humorous tale of a post-marriage liaison with ex Robin Givens going awry and boxing vs. MMA. With the latter, Tyson noted the upcoming Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson as the type of blueprint needed to bring boxing collectively back to the forefront. In addition, he also said the lower weight fighters need to take more chances and stop declining potential superfights over 5-10 pound weight differences.
Overall, it’s hard not to disagree with Tyson’s sentiments. The styles may not mesh, but Ward-Dawson is an intriguing fight between top fighters in different weight classes. There was a time when fighters would routinely jump a weight class or two to meet a formidable challenge. Now you’re more likely to see fighters drain themselves so they’ll come into fight night with a huge weight advantage.
“Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH” is directed by Spike Lee and will play be at the Longacre Theatre from July 31-August 12.