• Publication date: October 22, 2009

Reveals his secrets battles outside boxing ring Mike Tyson Opens his heart to Oprah Winfrey

Oprah talks to former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Monday, October 26. No topic is off-limits and Oprah asks "Iron Mike" about it all - his tumultuous marriage and divorce from Robin Givens, his trial and three-year incarceration, his controversial bout with Evander Holyfield, this year�s documentary "Tyson" and much more.

Oprah talks to former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Monday, October 26. No topic is off-limits and Oprah asks "Iron Mike" about it all - his tumultuous marriage and divorce from Robin Givens, his trial and three-year incarceration, his controversial bout with Evander Holyfield, this year�s documentary "Tyson" and much more.

During an emotional hour, Tyson opens up about his battles inside and outside the boxing ring as he talks about his childhood in Brooklyn and the bullying that made him a fighter�and his training under the legendary Cus D�Amato that made him a champ.

Tyson also discusses the tragic accident that took the life of his daughter Exodus in May this year.

Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a retired Muslim American boxer. He was the undisputed heavyweight champion and remains the youngest man ever to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He won the WBC title at just 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old, after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. Throughout his career, Tyson became well-known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior both inside and outside the ring.

Nicknamed "Kid Dynamite," "Iron Mike," and "The Baddest Man on the Planet," Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 in the first round. He unified the belts in the splintered heavyweight division in the late 1980s to become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Tyson lost his title when he lost to 42-to-1 underdog James "Buster" Douglas in February 11, 1990, in Tokyo, by a KO in round 10.

In 1992, Tyson was convicted of sexually assaulting Desiree Washington, for which he served three years in prison. After being released from prison in 1995, he engaged in a series of comeback fights. He regained a portion of the heavyweight title, before losing it to Evander Holyfield in a 1996 fight by an 11th round TKO. Their 1997 rematch ended in shocking fashion as Tyson was disqualified for biting off part of Holyfield's ear. He fought for a championship again at 35, losing by knockout to Lennox Lewis in 2002. Tyson retired from competitive boxing in 2005 after two consecutive knockout losses to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride. Tyson declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite receiving over US$30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career.