Mike Tyson’s show picked up by HBO

<i>Undisputed Truth</i> debuted in Las Vegas in 2012 and has since enjoyed success on Broadway.

Written by PTI | Los Angeles | Published: June 27, 2013 12:04 pm

Boxing champion-actor Mike Tyson’s one-man stage show has landed him his first TV special. The 46-year-old actor’s show Undisputed Truth is to be filmed by HBO Films for a broadcast later this year.

The project will be directed by Spike Lee,who championed and mentored Tyson throughout his theatrical run,said the Hollywood Reporter.

Undisputed Truth debuted in Las Vegas in 2012 and has since enjoyed success on Broadway and on tour across the US.

“I’m incredibly grateful to HBO for partnering with me and for believing in my story. It is an honour and a privilege to be working with them to bring my one-man show,Undisputed Truth,to life on the television screen,” Tyson said.

Tyson’s wife Kiki is among the show’s producers and she will also co-write her husband’s dialogue for the HBO special.

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