Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has accused the producers of a new series that bears his name, which will be shown on August 25, on the “Hulu” platform, of plagiarizing his life story.
The controversial boxer, on his page in the “Instagram” application, criticized the series saying: “They stole the story of my life and they did not pay me”, adding: “I am just a (slave) that they can sell at auction. .”
The leading role of the aforementioned series is played by the American actor, Trevante Rhodes, assuming the character of “Mike” and the events he experienced, among which his achievements in the ring stand out, until his accusation of raping the former beauty queen Desiree Washington in 1992, and her imprisonment.
“Mike” creator and screenwriter Stephen Rodgers said he couldn’t “argue” with Tyson because he was working on another project that had “the rights” to publish his life story, defending the series, which was produced without the consent of the former heavyweight champion. Trust a source.” He added, “I hope he watches (the series) to change his mind.”
However, according to CNN, Tyson doesn’t have much choice because “text series about the lives of famous people are often produced without their permission or input.”
Brooklyn-born Tyson etched his name as one of the greatest boxers in history after becoming the youngest heavyweight champion of the world at the age of 20 years and 4 months, impressing with his strength, jaw-dropping punches and his ability to beat his opponents by knockout.
One of Tyson’s most notable achievements was his victory in 37 consecutive games in his early days, but his career also saw setbacks, including the scandal he sparked by biting the ear of his opponent, Evander Holyfield, during a fight between the two. in 1997.