A new documentary feature from directors Trinity Greer and Dafna Yachin, and writer Art Fischman, titled Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs?, follows the titular Tyrell Biggs, a once promising, standout Olympic Gold medal-winning boxer,.who lived through a reversal of fortunes, and fell into obscurity, thanks to drug and alcohol abuse, and a devastating loss in his title fight with Mike Tyson, and is now slowly try to rebuild his life.
Were drugs Biggs’ downfall? Did his management take him too far too fast, throwing him in the ring too soon against Mike Tyson? What was the long- term damage inflicted on him by the savage beating he endured at the hands of Tyson? And how does one explain the catastrophically downward spiral of his career as he subsequently loses against a series of opponents far less skilled than he?