Mike Tyson, former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles, is busy now in shooting a new CBS reality show in West Michigan. Tyson came to West Michigan to switch places with Michigan's Mike Tyson, who works as a nurse at a clinic in Grand Rapids.
The show named "The Early Show" featured heavyweight Mike Tyson working as a nurse at a hospital where he catered to low income residents. Heavyweight Tyson said working with the low income population reminded him of his background. Tyson says he learned something about himself while on the job and says the experience helped him learn how to be a human being.
Newschannel 3 was there for the filming of the show and Tyson told us why he said yes to the project.
“I felt it was crazy,” said Tyson, “and the more I kept associating with these kind of bizarre shows, like Funny or Die and all these things, I became somewhat used to making a fool of myself, it comes pretty natural.”
While Mike Tyson the boxer was in West Michigan, Michigan's Tyson was living it up in his Las Vegas home. You can see how both Tysons fared on CBS, Sunday August 7th, the show will be aired on Newschannel 3.
The reality show premiers over the weekend with two David Hasselhofs. Earlier this week the local Mike Tyson switched lives for a spell with the heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson on a reality TV show on CBS called "Same Name." Local Mike said the heavyweight champ reminded him of the person he is striving to become.
"He's a wonderful person ... kind, loving and caring," local Mike said of the heavyweight champ.