15 November 2013 12:05 PM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Over the years, I’ve had the chance to speak one-on-one with a variety of notable celebrities, entertainment personalities and sports figures.

However, my recent interview with Mike Tyson is probably the most cathartic and personal interview I’ve done to date. For starters, it wasn’t one of those rushed red carpet interviews where the handler is ushering the talent away after two seconds (I always think of when I interviewed Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries and the handler nudged her away after one question).

Celebrating the release of his new book “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” and the HBO Special of the same name, Tyson sat down to talk with me at length about his dynamic life – outside of the ring.

As a child growing up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn during the reign of the knockout champ, my childhood friends and I would often look-up to Tyson. He »

- Bags Hooper

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