How to Watch ABC’s “Mike Tyson: The Knockout”
Documentaries about the lives of sports legends have become commonplace, ranging from Michael Jordan to Tiger Woods. Mike Tyson, the 54-year-old subject of Mike Tyson: The Knockout, a two-part ABC documentary that premieres today, is the next taxi off that particular rank, which comes as no surprise (May 25).
Iron Mike was one of the few fighters in boxing’s rich and bizarre tapestry who received both public adoration and public criticism at the same time. At his height, Tyson was a near-peerless boxer, reigning as the undisputed world heavyweight champion for three years after rising from obscurity in Brooklyn to become the dominant force in boxing’s premier weight category.
Tyson’s accomplishments in the ring, however, were quickly overshadowed by shady aspects of his personal life, including charges of domestic violence and a prison term for rapping an 18-year-old teen. After famously biting off Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997, he was stripped of his boxing license and left six rounds into his last professional bout eight years later.
Following his retirement, Tyson sat out for 15 years before briefly returning to the ring with an exhibition tour in 2006 and then making a highly publicized comeback in September of last year when he faced Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match.
Tyson revealed last month that he will fight Lennox Lewis, nearly two decades after the two heavyweights fought for the world championship. It remains to be seen if those plans would come to fruition or whether it was yet another ludicrous comment.
Mike Tyson: The Knockout serves as a timely reminder of the days when Iron Mike dominated heavyweight boxing.
Here’s what you need to know about the film.
When is Mike Tyson: The Knockout scheduled to air?
On Tuesday, May 25 at 8 p.m. ET, the first two-hour episode of ABC’s two-part documentary premieres. The following week, on Tuesday, June 1 at the same time, the second episode, which is also two hours long, will air.
Mike Tyson: The Knockout can be seen at the following locations.
ABC will be the sole broadcaster of the documentary. Both episodes can be viewed the next day on demand and are available to stream via ABC’s digital platforms and Hulu.
What does it entail? This is a brief summary.