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Contact Music| Wed Sep 13 02:03:57 EDT 2017
The 49-year-old actor - who previously won an Academy Award for his portrayal of music star Ray Charles - has agreed a deal to star as the New York-born icon, whose career was blighted by numerous controversies. A source said: ''Jamie went to a couple of sessions with his trainer in the gym for this movie. ''He looked quite good throwing a few jabs and crosses against the pads. But when he tried a bit of sparring, he didn't fare so well. ''He took a couple of hooks and walked out. He knows if he wants to play Iron Mike then he needs to improve that side of his game.'' Legendary director Martin Scorsese is reportedly keen to helm the project, while Mike has also given Jamie a helping hand wit..

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