Boxing news 2021: Mike Tyson to make Bollywood acting debut, Liger
Mike Tyson is no stranger to television and film, but his latest acting gig will be drastically different to anything he’s done before.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson is set to make his Bollywood acting debut in the film “Liger”.
The movie is due to be released next year with Tyson agreeing a deal to appear in a cameo role last month.
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The announcement was made by lead actor Vijay Deverakonda on his social media account.
Liger follows the story of a kickboxer who suffers from a stutter – Tyson has also had a speech impediment his entire life.
The former boxer, 55, has had a varied career since hanging up his gloves in 2005.
He has a popular podcast called “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” and he has hit the silver screen on numerous occasions.
Tyson‘s IMDB page credits him with 60 starring roles, including voice acting appearances and cameos on shows including WWE’s WrestleMania XXVIII.
But his is best known for his role in the Hangover franchise, as well as Scary Movie V and Ip Man 3.
Liger represents a big change of scene for Tyson however, as the film will only be released in two languages – Hindi and Telugu.
Tyson is also set to feature in two other films in 2022, “Vendetta” and “Soul Business”.
But Iron Mike‘s boxing career is still not over yet, with the former world champion revealing he would be happy to take on either of the Paul brothers.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission