By Peter Bailey
Some say it's a man's world, but even the baddest man on the planet knows its grand design adheres to a woman's sensibilities.
In Mike Tyson's case, she's penning the story.
"Oh boy, that's an interesting one," says Tyson. "I would like to to see if my wife looks at me different when the tour ends."
On Tuesday, Tyson brings his one man theatrical tour de force "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth", written by his wife Kiki and directed by Spike Lee, to Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
It's Tyson's first trip back to the Magic City since his appearance at Wrestlemania last year.
Unlike the plethora of other Tyson-inspired works, he says Undisputed comes straight from the source.
"It's me telling my story. It's me truly telling you the ordeals I've been through in my voice," says Tyson.
Thus far, critics nationwide have praised his performance as showing a vulnerable champ, beyond the bravado fueled shenanigans of tabloid legend.
"I'll admit at the time I loved that guy; I thought he was awesome, " says Tyson. "But I'm not that guy anymore, I'm working towards beyond the man I want to be."
Maybe it was the financial fallout from being "that guy," or maybe it is that aforementioned better half who's inspired the change.
"Having my wife put me under the microscope to write this play is interesting, but I hope nothing comes up," he chuckled. "I guess I'll wait and see."
Said Tyson: "She's not judgmental."
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