JAMIE FOXX AS MIKE TYSON? Boxer said he has spoken with Oscar winner to portray him
Sunday, March 2, 2008

Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson is trying to bring his life story to the big screen and says he wants Jamie Foxx to step into the title role.

     "Jamie Foxx and I will be working together," Tyson told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "He will play me in the film about my life. We already talked about it several times."

     Iron Mike, who first captured the heavyweight belt in 1986 at age 20, says his life story is a warning to kids to avoid the drugs, money and legal pitfalls that left potholes in his brilliant boxing career.

     "I've seen the devil, and I don't want that," said Tyson, 41.

Reprinted with permission


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