Fox Sports 1 to Feature 'Iron Mike'

Fox Sports 1, which will debut on August 17 as an anti-establishment network that will challenge ESPN, has an odd celebrity that will be featured when the network launches.

Boxing legend Mike Tyson will be featured in his own reality TV show.

The network, described by NewsCorp COO Chase Carey as a "smart long term investment that could grow into 'a multibillion dollar franchise,'" will attempt to compete with ESPN which has long had a corner on the 24/7 sports coverage market.

Tyson should certainly make for entertaining television as one of the great tragic stories of sports. The boxer with a pronounced facial tattoo could have been one of the sport’s best if not for some serious personal issues.


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