Mike Tyson has hit out at a planned miniseries about his life, accusing US streaming service Hulu of “stealing a black man’s story”. The former boxing heavyweight champion is not involved in the production of the eight-part miniseries titled Iron Mike, which will explore the more controversial aspects of his life, as well as his sporting career. The 54-year-old wrote on Twitter: “Really Hulu?! Stealing a black man’s story during Black History Month?” The series will be directed by Craig Gillespie, who also led skating biopic I, Tonya, and actress Margot Robbie is understood to be one of the executive producers, according to Variety. Considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time, Tyson became the youngest ever heavyweight champion in boxing history in 1986 at the age of 20. Advertisement However, the sportsman made headlines for all the wrong reasons in 1992 when he was convicted of rape and served three years of a six-year prison sentence. More from Margot Robbie ‘A public service to women everywhere’: Stars react to Harvey Weinstein’s conviction Screen Actors Guild Awards: What the stars wore on the red carpet BAFTA to review voting process after diversity backlash Australian bushfires: Chris… Read full this story
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