Has anyone in the history of civilized society gone through a more dramatic public image transformation as Iron Mike Tyson? The one time baddest man on the planet, the man who served jailtime for a rape conviction, the man who came back to boxing and bit off a man’s ear and then said he wanted to eat his opponent’s children. That guy, that guy Mike Tyson, is now playing starring supporting roles in popular comedies, roasting Charlie Sheen, and most recently, singing classic bossa nova songs on Brazilian television. You can’t make this up! If you woke somebody up from a 20 year coma and told them Mike Tyson was trying his best Frank Sinatra impersonation, wearing a white tux complete with fedora, and had a tattoo on his face… well, that person would just be in shock.
I’ll give Iron Mike one thing, he has more natural musical talent than Ashlee Simpson…
As far as I can piece together from the Caldeirão do Luciano Huck website (thanks to Google Translate), Tyson appeared on the show per request from its host Luciano Huck. One thing’s for sure, this is the most interesting boxing-related news in a long time. Hopefully a cabaret tour across the states is in Mike’s future.