Mikle Tyson and Spike Lee
Former boxer Mike Tyson is teaming up with director Spike Lee to take his one-man show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" to the New York stage.

Mike Tyson has teamed up with director Spike Lee to take his one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, to Broadway.

The former heavyweight world champion will share the highs and lows of his career in the autobiographical stage production.

Tyson said that the show, which debuted in Las Vegas in April, will give audiences the facts behind the headlines.

During a press conference with Lee and Broadway producer James Nederlander, Tyson revealed the reasons behind the production, which was co-written by his wife.

He said: "It's about me being on stage and being pretty raw. I'm just naked and I'm very vulnerable and I'm just telling you who I am and where I am from and how this happened.

"Trust me, I'm not here as just a flash in the pan, and I'm not saying I'm going to be the best, but I'm just going to be here to work and I'm going to be here to do my best."

Lee, the man behind the movies Jungle Fever and Malcolm X, explained his decision to bring Tyson's story to New York.

"It takes courage to get in the ring. But it takes courage to get on the stage," he said.

"When I saw him in the DVD of the taping of his show I said, 'this is a great story and Mike's a great storyteller'," Lee explained.

Tyson found fame in 1986 when he became the youngest heavyweight world champion at the age of 20.

He has faced battles with drug addiction, been accused of domestic abuse and also served time in prison for rape.

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth will run at the Longacre Theatre in New York from 31 July