My Life with Cus D'Amato
Blue Rider Press
On Sale: May 30, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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From the former heavyweight champion and New York
Times–bestselling author comes a powerful look at the life
and leadership lessons of Cus D’Amato, the legendary boxing
trainer and Mike Tyson’s surrogate father.
When Cus D’Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar
in the ring, he proclaimed, “That’s the heavyweight champion
of the world.” D’Amato, who had previously managed the
careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres,
would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son.
D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest
heavyweight champion in history.
In Tyson’s bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted
the role D’Amato played in his formative years, adopting him
at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both
physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living
in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on
the life lessons that D’Amato passed down to him, and
reflects on how the trainer’s words of wisdom continue to
resonate with him outside the ring.
The book also chronicles Cus’s courageous fight against the
mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we’ve
ever known about this singular cultural figure.
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