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The softer side of 'Iron Mike'

Tyson has embraced an expressive side that, in truth, had always been there

Updated: November 14, 2012, 11:53 PM ET
By Nigel Collins | ESPN.com

From mugger to motivational speaker, the life of Mike Tyson has been a long, strange trip indeed. This Saturday, he'll be in Brisbane, launching a five-city tour of Australia called "Mike Tyson's Day Of The Champions," subheaded "Unleash The Spirit Of The Champion Within You." If the concept of Tyson as a motivational speaker strikes you as counterintuitive, you're not alone. The itinerary originally called for a stop in New Zealand, but Tyson was denied a visa to enter the land of the Kiwi due ...

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