New Mike Tyson Documentary Receives Strong Reactions on Social Media

Published 05/26/2021, 6:00 PM EDT
Mike Tyson in London to see Frank Bruno against James ‘Quick ‘ Tillis, (Picture) Mike Tyson sparring, 25th March 1987. (Photo by Brendan Monks/Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson, the heavyweight legend, has always remained on the headlines for his achievements, aura, and global popularity. Starting from his boxing accolades to his personal life, Tyson has always been the center of attraction for his fans.

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While he is 54 now and far from in-ring action, Tyson’s life journey continues to garner a lot of attention. ABC has recently made a docu-series on the youngest heavyweight champion, sending several fans into a frenzy.

While Tyson has always been an open book to the world, this docu-series will seemingly reveal some unknown facts about his life and career. Mike Tyson will also be featured in it and the champion will open up about himself.

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That said Jamie Foxx is also set to reportedly play Iron Mike’s character in a Netflix production somewhere down the line, which will be directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese.

Hence, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson is rightly getting hold of the cinematic universe. But the recent teaser of his documentary has garnered different opinions.

Umpteen fans have expressed their love for Tyson, but many have ridiculed him for a few controversial stunts. Here’s a look at how netizens have reacted to Mike Tyson’s documentary trailer.

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This is not the first time Mike Tyson would appear in a cinematic televised presentation. He has appeared in several movies and is very familiar with being on-screen. While he runs his own podcast now, Mike Tyson is no less than a media personality at this point.

Therefore, his documentary might reveal his life after the boxing ride. Moreover, 54-year-old Tyson has fought Roy Jones Jr. in a recent exhibition in November 2020. So, it can also reflect some interesting insights into that matchup and Tyson’s possible fighting future.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Roy Jones Jr. (L) and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

This documentary can also be a starter to the main course in Jamie Foxx’s portrayal of Tyson. Hene the documentary might reveal such incidents that can help us get a better grasp of the movie. Even if we exclude the movie, Tyson’s life would always garner attention and the recent scenario cites the same.

Do you consider Tyson to be an all-time legend?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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