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November 29th, 2012
08:46 PM ET

Mike Tyson on Lindsay Lohan: "She's not as bad as I was, but she's catching up"

Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" gets "ready to rumble," as former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson laces up his gloves and unleashes his patented brand of unfiltered perspective and unedited candor.

As news of actress Lindsay Lohan's latest brush with the law hits the headlines, Piers Morgan asks his guest – who himself was infamous for various legal missteps – to place the 26-year-old's series of incidents into context:

"She's not as bad as I was, but she's catching up. She's going to get there soon," says the the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. "It's just a bad, dark place to be."

Having seemingly found a place of calm within his own world, Tyson offers some advice for the young woman who's been to five rehab facilities and in court 19 times:

"She needs an epiphany, she needs this paradigm shift in her life, to realize that everything that she's learned in life, even the good stuff that's allowed her to succeed in life, is all a lie. And now we have to start all over, and find out what's true, and what's not true."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening as the member of both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame opens up about his mentor Cus D'Amato and demonstrates for Morgan the keys to a knockout.
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  1. Ron

    Nice job Piers interview a rapist, wife beater, felon, and troubled individual and ask him about Obama and the US
    I miss Larry King- he did not try to make anything political about the stupid interviews. Go back to the UK

    November 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      You are super angry and very silly.

      November 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chett

      Calm down, let the man speak, it's apparent that he's a different man can atleast listen before you ridicule.

      November 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rob

      Really, agreed! He's making Oprah look objective and interesting!

      December 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ron is too mad

      Your to mad over this bro, serious rage over to people nobody gives a hoot about.

      December 4, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Cheryl

    Great show Mike. Glad to see you are giving back. Keep up the great work you are doing great !!!!!

    November 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Why, YES! I'd like to see Mike Tyson on Lindsay Lohan! Me next!

    November 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    They are both fugly

    November 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jim

    Did Mike Tyson just say "paradigm shift"?

    November 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Joe Blow

    Im glad Mike is getting himself together. For a while i thought he would be found somewhere with a gunshot to the head. SUICIDE! I hope Piers Morgan has him on the show from time to time just to get the raw and uncut Tyson opinion.

    December 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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