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Old 06-18-2012, 02:22 PM #1
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I was looking for something new to read and thought about a book on Tyson. A search on Amazon comes up with a few options, for example :'Bad Intentions', 'Iron Mike', 'Blood season', 'Scream'.

Has anyone read any decent books on Tyson and can recommend one?
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:36 PM #2
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I've heard an interview with one of his former body guards who wrote a book on him. I don't remember the guys name, but the guy sounded pretty good.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:41 PM #3
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It's "The Inner Ring" by Rudy Gonzalez that I was referring to.

This is the link to the interview with him I mentioned:

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2...07_38_13-07_00
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Facing Tyson is pretty decent. Gives an insight into the feelings and vies that his opponents had.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:19 PM #5
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Thanks for the help fellas. il give those books a look.

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Facing Tyson is pretty decent. Gives an insight into the feelings and vies that his opponents had.
I was a little underwhelmed by it, I must admit. Not a bad book by any means but didn't quite deliver it's the promise of its premise.

Next Tyson book I will be buying is "The Last Great Fight", which is about the Douglas fight. Heard lots of good things about it.
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I was a little underwhelmed by it, I must admit. Not a bad book by any means but didn't quite deliver it's the promise of its premise.

Next Tyson book I will be buying is "The Last Great Fight", which is about the Douglas fight. Heard lots of good things about it.
great book.
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I was looking for something new to read and thought about a book on Tyson. A search on Amazon comes up with a few options, for example :'Bad Intentions', 'Iron Mike', 'Blood season', 'Scream'.

Has anyone read any decent books on Tyson and can recommend one?
Thanks alot.
Best one I read was Bad Intentions, the author actually visited the camp a few times and was pretty friendly with Tyson while he was writing the book. Until 1989/90 when his new camp changed their minds about the book being made.

Only problem is the book ends in 1990 (if you get the new version).

Iron Mike is good, but its mainly old news paper or magazine articles. Its still interesting to see how the press' view changes.

One to avoid would be Nurture of the Beast.

Mike Tyson: The Release of Power is also another very good biography.
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Bad Intentions is the only I've read thus far and would recommend it although as The Iron Man stated, it's got an early cut off on the timeline. Very informative and straight forward.
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Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

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