Mike Tyson made a surprising confession in a recent television interview on NBC's Today show. Host Ann Curry asked the former boxer about becoming vegan -- but his answer had nothing to do with his diet.
There's too many prison cells, jails, lawsuits, bankruptcies, women, venereal diseases, too many everything, he said Tuesday morning on the show. I got tired of, umm, every time a prostitute girlfriend came back from a trip I had to sleep with them.
If that wasn't already too much information, the soon-to-be Broadway performer added:
I was a prostitute hunter.
Luckily for Tyson, it seems as if he's put his past behind him and is moving on to bigger and better things. The brawler will be brought back to some of his moments in the ring with the all new WWE '13 title, according to Gamespot. Video game publisher THQ has announced that the former heavyweight champion will be available as a playable character for those who preorder the game in the United States and Canada for all three gaming platforms. Tyson has also appeared in professional fighting games in the past such as the 1986 NES Mike Tyson's Punch Out! and the 2000 title Mike Tyson Boxing for the original PlayStation.
The gaming industry isn't the only entertainment platform that Tyson will soon explore. Broadway producer James L. Nederlander announced that the boxing legend will star in an autobiographical one-man show at the Longacre Theater in New York City. The show will be called Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth and will be affiliated with director Spike Lee, according to ESPN. The limited-time production will run for six nights from July 31-Aug. 5.
It is an honor to work with Spike Lee, Tyson said to media in New York on June 19. I have always admired his work. Sharing the highlights and lowlights of my life with New York is especially important to me as I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I am thrilled to bring the story to Broadway.
Tyson's official Twitter page contained links and comments from fans who are gearing up for the fighter's Broadway appearance.
Buying tickets to see The Champ, one fan tweeted.
I'm super excited and intrigued by this @MikeTyson broadway show, tweeted another.
Check out the video below to see his interview with Ann Curry.