Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old.

Tyson became a pop culture phenomenon when he tore through the boxing ranks to become world champion. Many would credit his power and aggression, but it was his will and being a student of the game that set the foundation for his rise to greatness.

“Whats the difference between a good fighter and a great fighter? It’s how far they’re willing to go and how much they’re willing to endure. It’s the hunger for the world, you want to be that champion.”

Cus took in a young Mike under his wing and played a crucial part as a mentor and father figure. It wasn’t until Cus passed away that Mike’s life began to unravel.

“Once you get to know Mike you know he was a very insecure human being, a very insecure fighter. So a lot of that tough guy image and a lot of the talk and brashness, was basically to hide his own insecurities. Every time he went in the ring he was scared.”