Mike Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, with 12 of them occurring in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. In 1987, Tyson added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker. He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to individually unify them.
Larry Sloman is the author of bestselling collaborative books with Bob Dylan, Howard Stern, and the critically acclaimed `Scar Tissue' with Anthony Kiedis.
`Might be the most soul-baring book of its genre ever written' Washington Post
`Savagely compelling... A voyage through the great American underbelly' Telegraph
`Sensational... Fascinating... An epic tale' Daily Mail
`Completely riveting' Janice Turner, The Times
`A fallen hero mauled by excess' Evening Standard
`A gripping and indecently enthralling autobiography . . .
Tyson's life reads like an Elmore Leonard thriller' Telegraph
`Undisputed Truth, is the American dream writ large in raw detail: think Citizen Kane scripted by the writing team of The Wire' New Statesman
`Utterly gripping' Janet Street-Porter, Independent
`Addictive' Geoff Dyer, Observer
`Extraordinary' Sunday Times