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Mike Tyson Demands $80,000 for Dubai TV Interview

24 Sep 2013

Iron Mike leaves UAE TV producer gobsmacked as he requests bumper fee ahead of his Undisputed Truth show in Dubai

Despite appearing in the successful Hangover movie trilogy and having made millions from his boxing career, Mike Tyson ended up bankrupt. The former heavyweight champion of the world is now demanding a massive $80,000 (Dhs293,000) for all TV interviews when he comes to Dubai in November.

Iron Mike will appear on stage at Dubai World Trade Centre to star in his one man show about his troubled life and career, The Undisputed Truth. According to 7 Days In Dubai, a producer from a UAE TV station was gobsmacked when told that a five minute talk with Tyson would cost the huge amount. The producer told the website: "It’s crazy, I've had interviews with the likes of Tiger Woods and Roger Federer, who never asked for a penny. Why’s this man so special?"

Tyson is reportedly desperate to make some money after he admitted back in 2010 that he was bankrupt after spending his fortune on illegal substances and expensive jewellery. Just last month the 47-year-old confessed to The Today Show that he was "on the verge of dying" from years of substance abuse.