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Mike Tyson: 'I'm on the verge of dying'

Mike Tyson performs during the grand opening of

Mike Tyson performs during the grand opening of his one-man show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live On Stage" at the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. (April 14, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Boxing great Mike Tyson had been sober for 12 days when he sat down for an interview with Matt Lauer.

"Yeah, it's a real challenge because I don't like -- I don't know if I like this sober guy..." Tyson said. "It's hard for me to live normal. Straight is hard."

Tyson talks in-depth about his alcohol addiction and the struggle to overcome it below:

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