American actor, winner of the award “Oscar” Jamie Foxx will play the former absolute world champion on Boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Director biographical film will be Martin Scorsese. Reports BAGNET, BoxingNews24 reported.
Actor and comedian Fox told reporters about his introduction and relationship with Tyson.
“When I got to my jokes with Mike Tyson, no one clapped, and no one laughed. You want to know why? Because Mike was there. Some dude yelled, “Mike’s here” and I said, “Oh my God”. There was a black girl and said, “What are you doing, Jamie? Are you afraid of?’ And then again shouted the man, “Mike said, make a joke, but it’s hell to be funny…
I started hanging out with Mike, and I saw him at the peak of his career. And then, when things got bad and uneven, I saw him too. There will be those moments,” said the actor.
54-year-old Fox also admitted that now is busy building muscle to be similar to the legendary boxer.
In professional Boxing, Mike Tyson spent 58 fights, won 50 wins (44 by knockout) and suffered 2 defeats. 2 the battle was declared invalid. The last battle of the “Iron Mike” held in 2005. Tyson turned 52.