The undisputed former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson packs a punch with fans during an exclusive Signings & Sightings event at Mohegan Sun. Tyson shares his latest memoir, Iron Ambition, during a special autograph session on May 31st in The Shops concourse.
DISCLAIMER: Tyson will only be signing copies of his book Iron Ambition, which is available for preorder through Bank Square Books. Guests are encouraged to preorder, as there are a limited amount of spots available for signing event. Each book purchased will entitle the purchaser to one bracelet, which gains them entry to the signing line. All guests must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line. Bracelet and the preordered books will be distributed on the day of the event starting at 10:00 a.m. A limited number of books and bracelets may be available for purchase on the day of the event, subject to availability. Photos and signing personalization are prohibited.
About the Book
When Cus D’Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, “That’s the heavyweight champion of the world.” D’Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D’Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
In Tyson’s bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D’Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D’Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer’s words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus’s courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we’ve ever known about this singular cultural figure.
About Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and the first boxer ever to hold the three biggest belts in prizefighting--the WBC, WBA, and IBF world heavyweight titles--simultaneously. Tyson's enduring appeal has launched him into a career in entertainment: he was a standout in the blockbuster films The Hangover and The Hangover Part II, and recently he has earned tremendous acclaim for his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Tyson has launched a clothing company, Roots of Fight, and Tyrrhanic Productions, which currently has several film projects in development. In 2011 he was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Kiki, and their children.