Mike Tyson joins CTL to discuss career, 'Undisputed Truth'
Not on the Tribune live is iron Mike Tyson it's great to have you here. We talked on the radio before now we have -- on TV I always wanted to ask you. What could you tell us that would surprise people about Mike Tyson that you may have never reveal. Well I never. That one time I would train anything for Arizona and I was being -- -- my -- right now and I went out that night and around a month later follow something. I'm FBI had approached -- came in corner to corner as opposed to me. And room would actually about what I did -- -- sudden they -- -- the pitch and the guys came from what club I'm fit the night before that then I have pain. -- who booked that far under contract and that day. FBI -- come in right and grab somebody might have something like that so they explained to me I'm sure we pitted and they -- -- -- and -- believe. Any any benefit if I didn't think his tune and I must've been an influence from time to Sharif or if it no mind off a signal might. He like if you hit -- like the nineteen people had to shut need to be killed and the media when he came to me can be looked into that computer and on the ground. Our address our driver -- the it to me and him. In this drama and I'm drunk who was the most memo in the -- in my -- and though they came and approached me about. What relationship and I feel well one. You kind of guys he's shooting people you're luckier and I still definitely think I'm looking very nice to move the -- how they had the choice as. Absolutely right let's talk about custom -- in your relationship with him I read an interview with you Reeves said from age twelve when you were around him. Everything you did he said -- world champion that -- that was it drilled into you from that point -- you can't get. This is looking on due to weather. Very ironic would people if -- this young kid -- -- a complete fourth. -- They don't become champion when they had to build -- -- they had. The NBA title and NFL championship that's now when they're -- once they fit the goal that the live -- -- have to lifestyle at the right down the champion. They have the discipline intend to do what you hate to do what to do like to love it. And that's where it starts with the police. We fit the new plan the feeling you bring to supply more achieve this who wanted to achieve. My accomplishment to like to be like. So he challenged you from that point to think collective -- No he demanded that he -- challenging -- -- town and now we're gonna start this is what you gonna do you -- achieved this accomplishment this is what you have to do. Who wouldn't think he's one of challenged me to do I wouldn't attempt to do anything to do with his way here. You when you left the problem now what -- challenge did not win a challenging you gonna do with and not. And engine that could do this well were going to make you go to school they would do something else but this is what this thing we gonna do it and I'm not know. We're trying to -- jobs. -- champion of the world we're good that's -- we have a goal and we are going to accomplish Luke on the defense that you were 270 you get your first shot at the title against -- And -- I think Mohamed Ali walked into the ring and said something to you before the fight -- ready to Utley and communicate you have to accept a but because he really did lead. His foot -- -- -- older than he would in the Manning was one can we just all demanding -- Superman until he didn't have to do that and so I if I could give them to not compliment. I was just to have a momma really if you want my name was -- to know what this that's his amazing thing we. If if the yellow like Tyson is -- Had the mentality. You have today could you have been a champion. Because you were warrior back. And I think that yeah most of them you're very mature guy right now you have a family you're just very grounded. If you had this outlook on life. Back when you were fighting at age 20/20 one could that outlook of what you become a champion. I would be death and made it. Because right now I'm doing can plead my wife and a -- -- angry at me trying to. And them I think of how do we have enough -- away you know king live right so. This is what it does what I wanna do and do that no I can't blow being Mike Tyson. Well they've got a world would batsmen plan and to kill you know I have to destroy my wife my kids and nothing. Because nobody can shenanigans all about me. Who beat Monica Manuel made big power baker. If the old Mike Tyson fought the young Mohammed Ali who wins that -- probably one of the way could be you know only the greatest of all time more confident. Now. You have been in your play here this brutally honest about everything good bad the excesses of your life the tragedies of your life. Did anyone come to you when you were fighting or did you take performance enhancing drugs you get even a better -- No I'm just -- -- -- -- throwing him. And I. And I -- -- -- I'm not among them and I'm not obvious to Wales. You know and I'm going to life and I'm going to adapt to life and still in order to be that guy might take the flat to do. And I couldn't be that guy is being Mike Tyson kind of black guy from Brownsville Brooklyn and look at my so -- is actually was you know. And that's why fatigue in that particular -- -- an engine right here and in this particular field I have to be if the opposite -- that -- confide -- succeed. And that's what wanna be now. You have also been a very open guy. Through the play you went back to the prison where he served time and I think you apologized. To the guy was the vice president I think at that time the -- In the life would be nice work him in command of the enslave and there is there yes it's a flame who is a wonderful man down. What really did not I don't know why you know. He has been around me -- didn't really like me Niemi was made for that job you know if the cold kind of guy moved to -- due to a cold fish. In this Phillies -- commenting the -- to come and talk about grow me feeling with a mostly talk and he had really wanted the best for him for me and I -- Saddam. And that in order for me to contain live in the bottom of my fellow and I want had to go back due apologize and make my man. And unassuming lived life -- wanna -- my family is all inside job. And that's where I thought that this is what I have to do and for the last time -- I have to make my and then. You also lost she told me in the green room about a 160 pounds yet you're complete vegan yeah. When you woke up one day your 380. Some pounds what switch went on where you go OK that's it. My wife -- -- -- on my thumb she lives are likely to go when them be in won them a vegetarian Monday and new for me. I am pat before we can fill after what does this -- -- -- even be enough and and the mud in the and I -- you don't need to death were limited to left. I was watching him day at show them that he's fit I want to have a couple -- commuting method. And that's about the level when they did that she's gonna finish what I wanted to. It's relative to Little Rock group round. Coach gave him a -- -- a -- media. My rhythm and that's an open footed guys did -- that great body would go through an arrogant smiley did god. This after the war nobody -- before that happened you were pretty good all day. You reflect that is what I wanted to put an elective. And I'm definite -- I thought I was the only one that gold medalist and then basically the -- -- think -- legend has really -- especially about me. But or more I think we have been good that I did that come about if I'm aware though -- I think the thing away so. And that we don't feel that we have no more. There's a lot of -- little bit erratic guy we got through them would do that hit everywhere field Mike Vick will be a bike ride it right you're not as weird as you thought I don't know who saw them. So you wake up be 380 some positive that's it I'm gonna turn my life around that how do. I hate tomato soup for a few weeks that's it is really big flew perfectly to wonder if he liquid water and train them they walked I -- run into -- What -- -- you know you to end an eighty pound the -- -- -- -- comfortably you know eight campaign. And we go to the bathroom doesn't have taken a -- very difficult wiped it completely around after the guys. Don't know if I -- -- that I dealt with that pretty ugly. And you've dealt with it until within overcame it and I'm still working and kind of effect Kidman and much of the moment send it to me in the -- on the big people. Offend me but I'm. I don't have to move them I have been a life skills now and I actually what I really think if anything they've cut the rope to that kind of lifestyle my family you know we would be healthy and will be. Car it is and will be respectful. Twelve fails that's on them all inside job when we looked at me with an outside is always the -- and then. -- wanna take you back here in your car you're driving up I think I fifteen and -- -- and -- your wife Kiki you see side for the Bronx tale. And that was the Genesis. To put the -- Play together my wife who we've done that I fifteen wife duo can't commentary a Bronx tale. On state and when she throws -- -- the mine and I. -- -- -- When you familiar with the movie in though the love and it is a black woman -- -- -- this would be cool for the young black kids that -- than in the city. So from my mum doesn't -- -- and we were great and an expression. So she's down -- don't want -- if we went to see -- -- This play so once -- -- to play my. I mean that. Similar thing that half a helicopter with a little lower and that's the service I wanna do this could really mean you feel will feel I want to make up the good feeling that. He must feel. He must feel incredible to make us feel like that and that I want that feeling is only able to make people feel where he made me feel. And then down. I was working in the gym and and hotel that's my work I don't come of them things. And I -- and stuck I'm stuck in the down man down on them. Down under mortality -- with the four white guys feel the -- telephone can go to Tokyo and stuff right. But -- stood so. He he gave me a car. And we did find them all the time finally I'm gonna do as good backup spot for the -- came out of nowhere. These sponsors that's two weeks in big if smash hit. Spike Lee called them in Poland you in the field commercial. Then he called me from the Billie wants to do to show on grew on -- way. Arm award whom he called. I'm he's grateful and oftentimes amazed if I go -- before gratitude and a I if I can't believe this to happen and I found I don't want to stop any time them. Spike also told you to go get voice lessons and acting like our pyramid love -- -- it -- -- of the total of the -- now. When he is. You had a good run you were two down and neither could we were meeting in Phoenix so this is was disturbing kind of player who -- between -- he would. You have other friends too and knowing that along the time and they never told me that he can stand me when I was saying so that's really where my -- inevitable when you. Interpreter they show that on any given up no matter what were you thinking what you couldn't catch -- -- them with a bit. It's been a real honor to have you here I'm really excited for your your transformation. Your success and I think Chicago is gonna love this show. I'm I'm looking forward to entertaining Chicago and I missed -- -- of them have it I'm happy in this new this. So all new outlook on life and stuff if you -- -- -- I was totally my friend in the car. And we took Monday as a fifteen feminine been improved for so long and he attendant. I didn't feel good out here -- feel good -- -- we can't when I was if they're still good. And it feels good in my skin and move that -- get a good feel good because that's the -- -- close shave my food you must -- if they feel good around the world people. Would you give me. You know miss him I'm -- and beyond and this is being in the worst situation from different element used to people care about who might keep me because they make myself. And that's not -- thing in the morning I'm enjoying the definitely have to awful for whatever time I have left on this planet. God bless and all of -- thank you for being here. There you go areas. -- my type things.
Former boxing legend Mike Tyson joins David Kaplan and CTL to discuss his boxing career as well as his upcoming play, "Undisputed Truth" - 2/15