DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Sunday - TYSON, SBS One, 9.30pm

THIS daz­zling film is Mike Tyson on a couch talk­ing: ear­li­est mem­ory (hospi­tal), first fight (some­one snapped his pi­geon’s neck), ju­ve­nile cen­tre at 12, fol­lowed by a de­ten­tion cen­tre, where he started box­ing. The first time he went to the house of Cus D’Amato, his leg­endary trainer, he thought, ‘‘ Wow, I could rob these white guys’’. The old footage is fan­tas­tic (look out for Jeff Fenech and Don King), and noth­ing ap­pears to be left un­said, which means Tyson’s con­tro­ver­sial rape con­vic­tion and the June 1997 Holy­field fight are also dis­sected.

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