Ex-world champion Mike Tyson has accused US streaming service Hulu of using his life story without permission for a series.
Former world boxing champion Mike Tyson has accused US streaming service Hulu of using his life story without permission for a series.
“They stole my story,” said the 56-year-old, who became the youngest heavyweight champion in history on 22 November 1986 at the age of 20 years and 144 days.
44 of Tyson’s 50 professional victories came early, 22 of them in the first round. In total, he conceded six defeats. “Iron Mike” made numerous negative headlines in and out of the ring. Unforgettable for his biting attack in the world championship fight on 28 June 1997 against Evander Holyfield, after which he was disqualified.
Tyson: They stole my story and didn’t pay me
The highlight of his private escapades was a six-year prison sentence in 1991 for raping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant, three years suspended.
This inglorious episode, as well as various famous fights, is also the subject of the eight-part series “Mike”, which will be broadcast from 25 August. Hulu is only available in the US.
It is not known whether Tyson will take legal action against the broadcast. However, he made his disapproval clear. “I don’t support their story about my life. It’s not 1822, it’s 2022. They stole my life story and didn’t pay me,” he said.