It was at a special school where Tyson was sent for his persistent criminality that boxing trainer Cus D’Amato saw his potential and subjected him to a seven-year training regime during which Tyson had to chant each day: ‘The best fighter in the world.
Nobody can beat me.’But even as he became junior national champion, the teenage Tyson was still behaving like a gangster — robbing houses, smoking the hallucinogenic drug angel dust and snorting cocaine.
She remained with the series for its entire five-year run.
After the series ended in 1991, she continued her career with film roles and guest starring roles on television.
In 2007, Givens released her autobiography, Grace Will Lead Me Home. Her first marriage, to boxer Mike Tyson in 1988, drew considerable media attention as did their divorce the following year.