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Catskill's Cus d'Amato on Broadway

Jun 19, 2012 6:52 am
Catskill's Cus d'Amato will be a main character in "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," which director Spike Lee will debut July 31 at a Manhattan theater. D'Amato trained Tyson in Catskill before he was famous, and infamous, as one of the world's toughest prizefighters. The New York Times, Yahoo, and others report that both Lee and Tyson will make their Broadway debut with the former boxer's one-man show. "He was a hardened criminal by the time his mother died when he was 16. It was then that his boxing mentor, Cus d'Amato, helped him turn his back on crime and detention centers and refocus his life around his awesome fighting talent," according to the Yahoo news story.