Chronicling Mike Tyson's Rise To Fame, Infamy At the age of 20, Mike Tyson burst onto the boxing scene. He soon became one of the sport's most feared and revered boxers, but along with the fame came controversy. A new documentary, Tyson, aims to shed some fresh light on this troubled life.
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Chronicling Mike Tyson's Rise To Fame, Infamy

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Chronicling Mike Tyson's Rise To Fame, Infamy

Chronicling Mike Tyson's Rise To Fame, Infamy

Chronicling Mike Tyson's Rise To Fame, Infamy

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At the age of 20, Mike Tyson burst onto the boxing scene.

He soon became one of the sport's most feared and revered boxers, but along with the fame came controversy.

A new documentary, Tyson, aims to shed some fresh light on this troubled life.

For more, NPR's Allison Samuels speaks with author and filmmaker Nelson George.

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