Mike Tyson might not have been the greatest heavyweight champion in history, but he’s definitely the most intellectual.
Asked to name his all-time favorite book, the retired boxer and all-around social phenomenon doesn’t hesitate.
“The Count of Monte Cristo,” Tyson says in that much-imitated voice. “Awesome. That’s some real stuff right there.”
Betrayal by supposed friends.
Escape, followed by a revenge tour.
The parallels to Tyson’s own incredible life are many.