Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson

February 25, 2008 By:
Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson

Jamie Foxx is gearing up to take on the role of Mike Tyson is an upcoming biopic about the boxers life.

Tyson says, "Jamie Foxx and I will be working together. He will play me in the film about my life. We already talked about it several times." Tyson also insists he is finally free of drugs for the first time in years, admitting he was never completely sober - even in his boxing heyday.

He continued, "Even when I was training for a fight, there were no drugs, but I would drink. I had never been clean and sober my whole life. This is the first time. I'm tired of losing. I lost the trust of my family, my five kids. I didn't like that way of life and decided to change. I saw the devil and didn't want that."