Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson

Published on 16th February 2016 by

Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson is a 1993 feature length documentary which looked back at the childhood and subsequent rise to fame of legendary boxer Mike Tyson, widely considered to have been the best heavyweight to emerge since the great Muhammad Ali, and then his subsequent fall as he struggled with the trappings of fame. The 93 minute long film was made whilst Tyson was serving a prison sentence for a rape conviction.

The film was made using existing interview footage of Tyson, other miscellaneous archived footage, and new interviews by the filmmaker Barbara Kopple with numerous people who were close to Tyson at the time. Kopple won the 1993 DGA award for Best Documentary Director on the strength of this production.

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