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20th Jul 2022

The full trailer for Mike Tyson’s biopic has just dropped – and it looks epic

Jack Peat

The docu-series will air on Hulu from August 25th 

A new trailer for the upcoming Mike Tyson biopic has been released – and it’s already creating a buzz among boxing fans.

The two-minute clip gives a flavour of the new MIKE series which is set to air on Hulu from August 25th.

Trevante Rhodes portrays Tyson in the mini-series, which has already been slammed by the former boxer over its supposed ‘tone-deaf cultural misappropriation’.

He said in a statement earlier this year: “Hulu’s announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn’t surprising.

“This announcement on the heels of social disparities in our country is a prime example of how Hulu’s corporate greed led to this tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of the Tyson life story.”

The series will follow Tyson’s life and journey inside and outside the ring, showing his troubled youth, stints in prison and some infamous moments from inside the ring.

Tyson’s relationship with his pet tigers and his wedding to Robin Givens is also featured in the new clip, as well as the moment he bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in the ring.

Showrunner Karin Gist told Entertainment Weekly that the show will ‘dig deeper’ into Tyson’s life and ‘not meant to glorify’ it.

Gist said: “We were never trying to say that Mike Tyson is a hero or Mike Tyson is a villain.

“Our goal was to take a very complicated and controversial figure and try to get under the hood of what he was praised and vilified for while staying true to our North Star of no one person is one thing.”

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