Boxer Mike Tyson is bringing his one-man stage show to the city that sent him to prison.
The Old National Centre announced today that Tyson will perform on Feb. 12 and 13 in “Mike Tyson; Undisputed Truth.”
The confessional, directed by Spike Lee and written by the boxer’s third wife, Kiki Tyson, ran for 12 shows on Broadway. The Indianapolis stop is part of a national tour.
Tyson served three years in an Indiana prison for the 1991 rape of a Miss Black America pageant contestant.
A Marion County jury convicted Tyson of one count of rape and two counts of criminal deviate conduct. Tyson served his time at the Indiana Youth Center, a high-medium security facility west of Indianapolis.
The show reflects on a life and career that have taken him Tyson from the mean streets of Brooklyn — where Tyson was, by his own account, arrested 30 times by the age of 12 — to the heights of stardom and the depths of disgrace, Tyson expresses humility and remorse for his mistakes, and gratitude for the second chances he has been given.
Tyson a ferocious fighter and former heavyweight champion has a record of 50 wins, 6 losses, 44 knockouts.
Source: Indianapolis Star