‘Awesome’ Mike Tyson Captivates Audience at Interview

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NEW YORK — Mike Tyson says he feels awesome – and that's a little scary.

Proving that Americans always love a comeback story, Tyson captivated a studio audience as he taped a 90-minute interview for the Yes Network series CenterStage in New York on Tuesday. Alternately defiant, choked-up and introspective, Tyson's frank answers frequently drew applause and laughs – some of the nervous variety as he detailed his rise and fall as heavyweight champion.

Tyson is starring in a reality TV series on Animal Planet in which he races pigeons. He says he's become a vegan and has "no drama" in his life right now, which he concedes is an odd feeling for an athlete notorious for his brushes with the law.

The episode is slated to air May 26.

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