ISBN: 0142181218

I’m fascinated by the life of Mike Tyson. He started at the bottom as a criminal thug in New York City, raised himself up as heavyweight champion of the world, and then lost it all in part because of drug use. Either you hate him for being a rapist criminal or you love him for beating the odds with genuine heart. The book Undisputed Truth shares his side of the story.

Your view of Mike Tyson is undoubtedly shaped by the media. They found him guilty of rape before the courts did and insisted on showing the worst parts of his life that fit the narrative of him being a monster. Tyson will be the first to tell you that he does have violent tendencies, drug abuse problems, and an abnormal attitude towards women, but the media insisted on sharing the most outrageous details. “Pro-rape,” “rape advocate,” “rapist,” “misogynist.” I’ve had to go through the same grinder. Whether or not Tyson and myself deserve any sympathy for our media portrayals, I understand what he had to endure.

Undisputed Truth starts off when he was growing up in New York City. He was raised by an unstable single mother and fell into robbery and other crimes before he was a teenager. During one of his stints in a juvenile facility, he turning to boxing, led by trainer Cus D’Amato.

Everybody thought I was up there with this old, sweet Italian guy, but I was there with a warrior. And I loved every minute of it. I was happy to be Cus’s soldier; it gave me a purpose in life. I liked being the one to complete the mission.

Cus wanted one last chance at creating a heavyweight and saw Tyson as the answer while Tyson just wanted a father figure. Cus showed him how to be lethal in the ring and also taught him the rules of life.

Cus was a strong believer that in your mind you had to be the entity that you wanted to be. If you wanted to be heavyweight champion of the world, you had to start living the life of a heavyweight champion.


You think you know the difference between a hero and a coward, Mike? Well, there is no difference between a hero and a coward in what they feel. It’s what they do that makes them different. The hero and the coward feel exactly the same but you have to have the discipline to do what a hero does and to keep yourself from doing what the coward does.

Cus died as Tyson got started with his professional career. Cus’ teachings stayed ingrained in Tyson long enough for him to be the heavyweight champion of the world, but then influence from the vultures surrounding him began to take hold.


Tyson had no natural resistance to all the women, drugs, and partying that a life of fame and fortune gave him access to.

Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I got too self-indulgent. I’d have ten women hanging out in my hotel room in Vegas. When I had to go down for the press conference, I’d bring one and leave the rest in the room for when I was finished. Sometimes I’d get naked and put the championship belt on and have sex with a girl.


Most celebrities were afraid of their stalkers. I fucked mine.

The music stopped when he was accused of rape by a black beauty queen contestant. The case was weak from the beginning, but Tyson’s legal team, hired by Don King, made several mistakes and Tyson was found guilty. After being in prison for some time, he was up for parole. All he had to do at the hearing was to plead regret for the rape to be released early, but as a matter of principle, he refused to admit to the rape. He served an extra year because of it.

So they brought me to Judge Gifford’s courtroom in June of 1994 for a sentence reduction hearing. I was dressed in denim pants, a light blue work shirt, and work boots. The new prosecutor asked me if I had anything to say.

“I’ve committed no crime. I’m going to stick with that to my grave. I never violated anyone’s chastity.”

That wasn’t what anyone wanted to hear. They sent me right back to jail. [Fellow inmates] hugging and kissing me when I got back.

“Fuck them motherfuckers,” they said.

“Chill out,” I said. “I’m cool. Another year. Let’s just do this shit.”

He began to lose his hunger for boxing, but continued to do it for the money. His training consisted of piles of cocaine. That’s not enough for the highest levels and he started to lose or perform poorly in matches.

[The drug use] got so blatant that I’d be carrying my bag of coke openly with a straw coming out of it like it was a milkshake.

Once his boxing career ended, he went bankrupt and had to hustle for cash to fund his drug use. It took him several years to lift himself out of it, and from that he began to see the beginnings of wisdom.

I knew that God didn’t pick on any small animals, that lightning only struck the biggest animals, that those are the only ones that vex God. Minor animals don’t get God upset. God has to keep the big animals in check so they won’t get lofty on their thrones. I just lay on my bed and thought that I had become so big that God was jealous of me.


People want to break you and make you like you’re nothing.

He also had learned some lessons from sleeping with so many women:

All that rage and energy that propelled me to fuck all those women, where did it all go? Why have I lost that sexual growl? Is it just a function of getting older and losing hormones? I might see a girl and think “Wow” but I don’t have the desire to say “Hey, baby.” And don’t tell me about Viagra or Cialis. That shit ain’t the same thing as natural desire. It doesn’t make the mind function. It’s like having a gun with no bullets. It doesn’t give you the fantasy you need in your mind.


People often ask me what I regret in my life. I regret sleeping with all those women. I used to brag about that but now I’m so embarrassed by my conquests. I’m so happy to be with one woman.


I view Mike Tyson as a tragic figure. He was born into a toxic environment and because of that he developed habits and demons that would haunt him for most of his life, causing him to make poor decision when it came to dealing with his career, money, women, and health. In spite of that, he maintained self-awareness of it all and has made the steps to improve his life and that of his wife and children.

While I wouldn’t necessarily rush to call him a “good man,” it’s clear to see that he is not the devil that the media made him out to be, and his intentions mostly come from a good place, especially as he got older and was able to look back at his life and the mistakes he made.

His autobiography was entertaining and interesting. Even if you know most of his story, I still recommend you check it out. If there’s one thing you’ll get from the book, it’s to know that no matter how down and out you are, there’s always a way back up.

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  1. Hubert Cumberdale June 3, 2016 at 9:53 am

    “I’m 36 years old. I never dreamed of living this long. I never dreamed of fornicating with as many beautiful women as I did and having as much money as I did.”

    No wonder you identify with Mike Tyson on a few levels Roosh. Hahaha
    But definitely, Mike has mellowed out a lot over the last decade and even has a halfway funny adult cartoon show.

    1. Horny_goat_weed June 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      There is a reason why he lost all respect for women. Well, according to him, thousands of reasons.

  2. No one important June 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Fucking as many women as possible is only natural for men, because that is their natural, animal instinct. But men are not animals, and that is not what God expects of them. Only by accepting God’s will can a man truly be happy. And for most men, God expects them to marry one woman and stay loyal to her until the day he dies, as it was revealed to us by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, praise be forever His name.

    That is why Tyson is embarrassed of his conquests and now says he is happy to be with one woman. He is now closer to God’s truths than he ever was.

    If you date a lot of girls, I am sure that is a lot of fun, but ultimately, that is nothing but training, practice. One day you’ll find the one woman that is truly wife material for you, and when that happens, you’ll want to put all the experience and knowledge you adquired in your past contests to good use to woo her and gain her love, so she leaves everything behind to be your wife and bear your children.

    1. Veni Vidi Vici July 7, 2016 at 9:54 am

      The fact Tyson is happy with one women shows how men differ from women. Most Western Women become resentful when their time on the carousel is ending and they have to settle for one man.

  3. spicynujac June 3, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I thought he was a drugged out rapist until reading this article. It sounds like there was considerable questionability about the rape claims. And either way, no single woman should allow herself alone in a bedroom with Iron Mike on the first date. That’s just stupid.

    1. M_ June 3, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      The more the media frantically pushes in one direction, turn your eyes in the opposite. As much as I still get a childish thrill out of simple magic tricks, one needs to understand it’s the hand you’re not supposed to look at that is of consequence.

    2. lol June 4, 2016 at 12:19 am

      of course you would think that. people love to demonize others. Especially black males

    3. Jamie June 4, 2016 at 7:39 am

      I’m not saying that the claims were questionable or not, but in this article what makes you think there was ‘considerable questionability’ about the claims aside from Roosh and Tyson saying there was questionability. If you just look at the way this man was interacting with women around the time it hardly looks beyond him to rape someone, and he clearly was quite consistently drugged out. Of course I would advise a woman against being in a room alone with this man at that time, but the sense that she was just getting what’s coming for being so stupid does not overturn a rape charge either (and I know, or hope at least, this is not what you’re saying).

      It’s not just the mainstream media that can distort things with bias. See how the claims look if you actually read up on the case directly. Like I say, I don’t know one way or the other, but the idea that there is something in this article that would make you think he definitely did not commit rape seems a little too credulous.

      1. spicynujac June 4, 2016 at 8:45 am

        Probably the most striking thing was Tyson at the end of his prison term not admitting to the warden that he was culpable, thereby causing him to stay in prison another year. Only an innocent or incredibly stupid person would do this.

      2. Jamie June 6, 2016 at 6:36 am

        Yeah it is interesting, but I think in that position you might consider trading a year of your life for not confirming that what everyone has said about you is true – especially if you’re the kind of person that wants to leave some kind of legacy (which most great boxers do). After having committed publicly to having not done it before it’s even less likely to admit. I think it’s always difficult in these cases to know what’s really happened

  4. Morrison June 3, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    “If there’s one thing you’ll get from the book, it’s to know that no matter how down and out you are, there’s always a way back up”

    Thats if one is a famous celeb. Even if you are broke, as long as you are famous, you can parle that into something.

    Today the average Joe Meatball, Johnny Lunch pail, and Sally house coat simply have it much more difficult.

    1. SomeRandomFellow June 4, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Ain’t that true. Roosh even had a small story based on this.

      A guy gets fired for being “racist” and finds that he has been blacklisted and no one will hire him ever again. So he goes to kill the woman who wrote about him on social media and then kills himself.

      Woody Allen got away with being a pedo. Tyson pulled himself out of women and drugs.

      But what ever happened to those 2 guys who were fired for making dongle jokes ?

      1. Morrison June 5, 2016 at 6:42 am

        “But what ever happened to those 2 guys who were fired for making dongle jokes ?”

        Dunno – are they rotting in a gulag, or are they free, with reputation damaged beyond repair?

      2. SomeRandomFellow June 5, 2016 at 7:54 am

        That’s my point …

        Like in Communist Russia. No one knows what happens to dissidents. They just disappear …

      3. Jamie June 6, 2016 at 6:42 am

        The woman who reported the dongle jokes was also fired, quite rightly.

      4. Dirk Diggler June 8, 2016 at 8:05 am

        They are both gainfully employed in the field. Her accusations ultimately backfired on her and she lost her job.

      5. Rudi June 8, 2016 at 6:29 pm

        Woody Allen is not a pedo though.

      6. SomeRandomFellow June 9, 2016 at 4:28 am

        Bill Cosby probably isn’t a rapist either.

        But rest assure Hollywood is chock-full of pedos. Jared Fogle isn’t the only celebrity with love of boy meat, rest assured.

      7. Rudi June 9, 2016 at 8:36 pm

        For sure. I think bill is probably a rapist though.

      8. SomeRandomFellow June 10, 2016 at 1:53 pm

        I don’t know about Bill. He seems to have been through a feminist witch-hunt.

        How come 20 + never reported to the police, and NOW suddenly they all come out. It kinda follows the UVA rape hoax pattern if you ask me.

        But he could be a rapist. The feminist have muddied the waters and made it convinient to accuse stars of rape. There is no way to be sure these days.

      9. Rudi June 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm

        No… They’ve been coming out for years and years. He’s actually protected from the feminists. That’s true though, when people can’t even recognize a false accusation as a crime then it’s an epidemic.

    2. jz95 June 6, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Where the hell did you come up with those names? Funny stuff.

      1. Morrison June 6, 2016 at 2:57 pm

        Dunno. Last minute thought.

    3. Rudi June 8, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Yeah, it’s difficult but what are you going to do, lie down ? There aren’t so many dead celebrities for no reason. Sure, you can prostitute yourself if you have some sort of notoriety but that’s not exactly a way out.

      1. Morrison June 9, 2016 at 2:49 am

        “Yeah, it’s difficult but what are you going to do, lie down ?”

        Valid point , im just saying that having an existing fame sure helps.

      2. Rudi June 9, 2016 at 8:37 pm

        In my opinion it simply provides more opportunity to exploit oneself but, a few bucks always come in handy.

  5. Tom Arrow June 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Does anyone on this planet think of themselves as “bad”?

    1. SomeRandomFellow June 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm


      There are people like the Columbine shooters and MS-13 gangsters who get a kick out of being bad.

      Then there’s guys like me who are being bad-mouthed as “evil rape promoting cis white man” so I play along and pretend to be the bad guy, kind of like heels in wrestling matches.

  6. manuel hernandez June 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I recommend the documentary film Tyson. The man seems very sincere.

  7. Charliedelto June 4, 2016 at 8:29 am

    If you watch the videos with Cus he’s not an animal but a boy wanting a father. That old man made all the difference, while he lived. I admire Cus for opening his heart and Mike for trying to be a good son.

    Any man that can drop Michael Spinx in the opening round with a straight body shot is a machine.

    1. Dirk Diggler June 8, 2016 at 8:06 am

      If Cus had even lived another five years, Tyson’s life would have been very different. Ten years would have been better.

  8. Jim Jones Koolaid June 4, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Of course Cus was gay and you have to wonder if he diddled Mike.

  9. Rami Hiltunen June 5, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Tyson is a stereotype why Detroit is Detroit. Roosh is starting to sound like cuckservatives.

    1. Dirk Diggler June 8, 2016 at 8:07 am

      You need to read the book. With all due respect, really, in the context of the book, your comment makes you sound like a fool.

  10. Texeira June 6, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Tyson was my sports idol as a kid-the way he would KO world class athletes like he was throwing out a sack of trash into the street was just amazing.

    Look at rappers or NFL and NBA players, it’s common for broke ghetto kids to go nuts when they get some cash and media attention as they’ve never had anything their whole life or learned jackshit in the government schools.

    The media is a controlled Zionist drivel and Jewish rabbis have said in their books the Jews possess more of a feminine energy as a people so they do not like a hyper masculine guy like Tyson so they disparage him in their controlled bs mainstream media. A primal dude like that challenges their politically correct/Marxist thought control egalitarian narrative and they can’t stand that. The Germans and Russians have been historically known as hyper masculine societies and we see how much the yids hated them throughout history.

    As far as the girls and Tyson-any chick hanging out late at night going to bars, clubs, and stars hotel rooms after business hours is more or less a hooker anyway and most often they just give it away to hope to sink their hooks into a high status guy.

    1. Dirk Diggler June 8, 2016 at 8:09 am

      If you have ever had Jewish friends or been around large numbers of Jews, this rings true. The default American Jewish man is definitely Beta and Feminized.

  11. Darwin June 6, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Best boxer ever. How come these boxing champs all become jihadists?

  12. Caggybear June 7, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    He’s been hit in the head too many times to form coherent sentences.

  13. Dirk Diggler June 8, 2016 at 8:01 am

    I also just finished this book. No doubt that he is tragic. When he was 7 years old his mother was turning tricks while he was sleeping in the same bed! I have also always believed in his innocence regarding that rape conviction. Unfortunately, while he has taken amazing steps to healing and living a meaningful life, his experiences and mental illness have damaged him too much. He’ll always be broken, but considering where he began, it’s a miracle where he is today. I’ll close with this: A past article on RoK questioned whether or not Tyson was a true Alpha. He is not. Despite being a fierce warrior, he is simply too damaged and too mentally ill. I sympathize with his life and wish him well.

  14. BitchImpaler June 8, 2016 at 8:32 am

    More blacks will probably relate with and mourn the death of Kimbo Slice more than Ali.

    1. YaHabibtiColoosh July 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Nah. I didn’t even know who Kimbo Slice was until all the reports about his death. We all LOVE Ali though.

  15. Tom Dane June 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I don’t care what anyone says, Tyson was fucking stupid. Having all that money and just blew it..I don’t think anyone really know how much money had had. He would handout 100$ grand to bums (well I like that, but it’s still stupid unless you are a billionaire which Tyson was never). Larry Holmes, another former world HW champ, is a good example of how it should be done. He is a multimillionaire today. Tyson was a like a 3 year old in a candy shop.

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