Mike Tyson To Co-Host Saturday Night Boxing Slate on HBO

BY The Sweet Science ON November 13, 2013
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FORMER WORLD CHAMPION MIKE TYSON JOINS JIM LAMPLEY TO CO-HOST SATURDAY’S BIG NIGHT ON HBO

One of boxing’s biggest names, Mike Tyson, returns to HBO this Saturday with the network debut of HBO FILMS’ MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH, the one-man stage show directed by legendary filmmaker Spike Lee. The riveting and compelling film premieres SATURDAY, NOV. 16 (8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by an all-new episode of 24/7 PACQUIAO/RIOS and a World Championship Boxing® super middleweight title showdown.

In addition to starring in his eponymous special, Tyson will also serve as co-host with HBO broadcaster Jim Lampley for the network’s slate of entertainment and boxing programming on Saturday night. The pair will introduce the evening’s programming lineup, with Tyson providing his inimitable candor.

Immediately following MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH will be the premiere of episode two of the HBO Sports’ all-access reality series 24/7 PACQUIAO/RIOS (9:30 p.m. ET/PT). Then stay tuned for a stellar showdown when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: ANDRE WARD VS. EDWIN RODRIGUEZ is seen at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) from Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Cal.

Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KOs), one of the sport’s premier fighters, returns to the ring after more than a year versus fast-rising super middleweight challenger Edwin Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs), 28, of Worcester, Mass. Lampley will be joined ringside by Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. to call the bout, while Tyson will join with a guest interview appearance.

Follow HBO boxing news at hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook at facebook.com/hboboxing and on Twitter at twitter.com/hboboxing.

MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is executive produced by Spike Lee, Mike Tyson, Kiki Tyson, Jon Kilik and James Nederlander; directed by Spike Lee; written by Kiki Tyson.

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