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Iron ambition: lessons I've learned from the man who made me a champion

Iron ambition: lessons I've learned from the man who made me a champion

Tyson, Mike, 1966- author; Sloman, Larry, author

The key to Mike Tyson's unprecedented success in the ring and in overcoming the demons that success laid in his path was his relationship with Cus D'Amato. When the well-past-his-prime boxing trainer and 13 year old felon met, D'Amato saw his one last shot at glory and redemption via the young thug. This is the epic story of that five year relationship as well as a guide to the lessons D'Amato imparted that enabled Tyson to become the most devastating heavyweight in boxing history and, later, to achieve sobriety and intimacy with another person

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Sphere, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Mike Tyson with Larry "Ratso" Sloman
ISBN: 0751559628, 9780751559620
Note: Originally published: 2017.
Physical Description: 465 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: Sport.; Boxing trainers United States.; Boxers (Sports) United States.; African American boxers.; D'Amato, Cus.; Tyson, Mike, 1966-

Author note

Mike Tyson is the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and the first boxer ever to hold the three biggest belts in prizefighting - the WBC, WBA, and IBF world heavyweight titles - simultaneously. Tyson's enduring appeal has launched him into a career in entertainment: he was a standout in the blockbuster films The Hangover and The Hangover Part II, and recently he has earned tremendous acclaim for his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Tyson has launched a clothing company, Roots of Fight, and Tyrrhanic Productions, which currently has several film projects in development. In 2011 he was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Kiki, and their children.

Larry "Ratso" Sloman is best known as Howard Stern's collaborator on Private Parts and Miss America. Sloman's recent collaborations include Mysterious Stranger, with magician David Blaine; Scar Tissue, the memoir of Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis; and Undisputed Truth with Mike Tyson. His biography of Houdini, The Secret Life of Houdini, is soon to be a major motion picture for Lionsgate.

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