Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

When it's time for a teary-eyed confession, it's time for Oprah! Mike Tyson sat down for the full-hour today to talk about his daughter, prison, biting Evander Holyfield, and what a tremendous bitch-on-wheels Robin Givens was. Don't forget the crying....

The interview was ostensibly a commercial for James Toback's "Tyson" documentary, but there were some interesting moments—like when he told the story of his first fight, against a bully who killed one of his pet pigeons. (For real.) He choked up when talking about Cus D'Amato. He talked about not really regretting chewing Holyfield's ear off, and how his incredible rage made him such a great fighter....and a pretty lousy person.

In this clip, Tyson talks about the infamous Barbara Walters interview where Givens flat out called him an abusive husband while he sat there quietly saying nothing. You can imagine how that went over later that night. Mike claims she was just as abusive to him as he was to her—which is probably true—but her fists aren't lethal weapons.


Hard to believe those two kids couldn't work it out.

Oprah Talks to Former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson [Oprah]

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