In this special edition of SBC, we chat with producer, entrepreneur, author, and professor Dave Wooley, who will be featured in the highly-anticipated two-part ABC documentary, Mike Tyson: The Knockout, starting tonight at 8PM.
“This is an event-TV kind of event. I was honored that ABC reached out to me personally and said ‘We want you to be a part of this documentary,'” Wooley told So Booking Cool. “And I was the very first one that they interviewed for the documentary.”
Wooley, a Harlem native, made history as the only Black man in the country to access exclusive paid-per-view and closed-circuit television broadcasting rights to the Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks boxing match. The fight made history during that time, grossing more than $70 million.
Before gaining prominence in the sports and television arenas, Wooley found success in music working with the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Run-D.M.C., Loretta Lynn, and Tony Bennett, to name a few. He also has collaborated with Dionne Warwick on multiple projects, including her book My Life, as I See It: An Autobiography.
Just last year, he was appointed as the Talent/Content Advisor for the Biden/Harris Presidential Inaugural Committee. Check out part one of the conversation to learn more about Wooley, his career in boxing promotion, his daughters, and of course, Mike Tyson. For more information, visit Wooley’s official Twitter.