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Iron Ambition - My Life with Cus D'Amato-logo

Iron Ambition - My Life with Cus D'Amato

Mike Tyson

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Larry Sloman, Adam Lazarre-White

Length:

19h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:37


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:20


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:52


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:55


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:41


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:59


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:10


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:20


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:28


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:34


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:56


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:10


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:32


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:55


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:48


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:48


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:39


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:30


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:02


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:52


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:08


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:03


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:45


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:45


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:43


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:37


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:36


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:07


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:11


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:20


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:22


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:24


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:06


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:49


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:40


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

09:00


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:48


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:56


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:21


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:37


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:56


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:55


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:44


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:41


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:52


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:06


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:40


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:10


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:57


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:14


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:33


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:30


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

09:01


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:52


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:52


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:49


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:00


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:20


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:10


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:28


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:05


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:32


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:30


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:14


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

08:53


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

00:41