Mike Tyson talks Dubai, entertainment, fitness and how they're all related to business

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who last week launched his new academy-style gyms in Dubai, sat down with Arabian Business to outline his plans.
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By Tamim Hakim
Wed 17 May 2017 08:16 PM

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who last week launched his new academy-style gyms in Dubai, sat down with Arabian Business to outline his plans.

Revelling between calmness
and excitement, Mike Tyson tells his own story of having been the undisputed
heavyweight champion of the world, often referred to as the “The Baddest Man on
the Planet”, to becoming an entertainer and a businessman. Yet, in his
perspective, both careers are essentially the same thing.

Tyson recently organised a
gala dinner in Dubai to announce the launch of the Mike Tyson Academy (MTA), a
global business venture of boxing and fitness.

The academy venue in Dubai will
be one of eight to open around the world by the end of the 2017. The
headquarters of MTA will be in Las Vegas, but other gyms will open in France, Australia,
New Zealand and across countries in North Africa.

“My academy is just to get
people what it’s like working out in the best possible shape, and have fun
doing it,” Tyson tells Arabian Business in an exclusive interview to talk about
his latest venture.

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