“I Think Legally He Doesn’t Have a Case”: Tyson Fury’s Promoter Shares His Thoughts on Mike Tyson-Hulu Drama

Published 08/12/2022, 11:15 AM EDT
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – MARCH 06: Mike Tyson performs his one man show “Undisputed Truth” in the Music Box at the Borgata on March 6, 2020 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)

Mike Tyson is one of the most revered athletes of all time. He was a force to be reckoned with inside the ring, but there is much more to his life than what people know. Tyson has seen life from a completely different end, and as such, Hulu is releasing a drama series based on his life. However, the champ is not happy with the series being released. 

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Tyson Fury’s promoter and Top Rank boss Bob Arum was recently asked about Tyson being upset with Hulu. The veteran replied, “I think legally he doesn’t have a case because you know, anybody who is a public figure and performs in the public, anybody can come and write about how they did and so forth. And that’s part of our democracy. So again I can see Mike being put out that he doesn’t share in the proceed. But it is what it is.” 

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Furthermore, the legendary boxer does not support Hulu in releasing ‘MIKE’, and he stated this in an Instagram post, “Don’t let Hulu fool you. I don’t support their story about my life. It’s not 1822. It’s 2022. They stole my life story and didn’t pay me. To Hulu executives I’m just a n****r they can sell on the auction block.”

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Bob Arum reveals why he stopped promoting Mike Tyson 

Iron Mike was the most ferocious boxer of the late 1980s. There is a reason why he is known as The Baddest Man on the Planet. Even the most formidable opponents used to fear getting inside the ring with Tyson. He was a knockout machine and could floor his opponents in minutes, sometimes in just half a minute. 

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Bob Arum shed some light on why he stopped promoting the greatest boxer of that time. He stated on Rich Eisen Show, “He(Tyson) had established this reputation of being this real killer. And so it was hilarious you put him in with a fairly good professional and you could see the opponents’ knees shaking. And so Tyson would walk across the ring, throw one punch, knock him out and that was that.” 

He further added, “But when it goes on repeatedly four quick knockouts, we weren’t getting the air time that was required and we stopped promoting him.” 

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Meanwhile, what do you think about Bob Arum’s remarks on Mike Tyson? Share it in the comments below. 

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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