I had a chance to see the documentary Tyson the other day, which features 90 minutes of interview footage from Mike Tyson himself. Mike Tyson has been one of the most polarizing and controversial sports figures of this generation and this documentary gives insight into his life like never before. The documentary chronicles Tyson’s life from his childhood, to his rise to the top of the boxing world, and then his downfall.
As the director, James Toback said in the commentary, if someone were to make a fictional story about Tyson’s life, it would be hard to believe. I quickly understood what he meant as I watched this film. (more…)