Legendary boxer, pigeon-fancier and Hangover star Mike Tyson is set to share his hard-won fighting knowledge with fans at a VIP dinner to be held at Gorleston’s Ocean Rooms on October 12.
The event has been organised by local businessman Carl Moore, with the help of EBF Boxing, and offers the chance for Gorleston’s boxing fans to hear the former WBC, WBC and IBF heavyweight champ share his tales from the ring.
Moore told the Evening News that bringing Mike Tyson to Gorleston is “a dream come true,” and that “Tyson is one of the very biggest names in the history of boxing – and he has an amazing story to tell from his childhood, his early days in the sport, his fights and his problems outside of the ring. It is fascinating.”
Tickets for the dinner start at £100, but you’ll need to invest in a £200 ticket to be guaranteed a chance to see Tyson’s infamous face tattoo up close.
Tyson has led a troubled life since his retirement in 2006, and many see him as a fallen hero. His recent cameo apperances in the Hangover films has gone some way toward rehabilitating his image, but some feel that his history of trouble with the law makes him an unsuitable role model.
So what do you think? Is Tyson a champ or a chump? Would you pay £200 to hear him speak? Let us know what you think in our comments section!