But outside of the ring, face tattoo enthusiast Mike Tyson is steadily making his way back into the collective consciousness. A documentary film and an appearance on the cover of a new EA Sports video game are creating some buzz around Tyson, who retired from boxing in 2005 after a bizarre career that included three-year prison-induced hiatus and a much-ballyhooed ear-biting incident in 1996.
Ever wonder how a virtual version of Muhammad Ali at his prime would fare against a virtual version of Mike Tyson in his prime? That answer can finally be found in "Fight Night Round 4" on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
"Tyson will share the cover of EA Sports new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game, 'Fight Night Round 4', with another former boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, with both appearing in the game as playable characters at the peak of their fighting careers."
Here's a trailer for the game:
Tyson is also the subject of an upcoming documentary aptly titled, "Tyson."
"'Tyson' highlights the champ's life with a mixture of archival footage and an in-depth candid interview. Tyson personally takes viewers from his earliest memories of growing up on the streets of Brooklyn through his entry into the world of boxing, to his rollercoaster ride of fame and fortunes won and lost. It highlights his insatiable sexual appetite, the stormy marriage, his rape conviction, the violence, the debts, the drugs, the ridiculous quotes, the biting -- all that encompasses this polarizing figure."
Here's the trailer for the doc:
What do you think, folks? Will you play? Will you watch?