Mike Tyson Biography
Mike Tyson born as Michael Gerard Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He is best know as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old. He won his first 19 professional fights by knockout or stoppage, 12 of them in the first round.
Tyson won the WBC title in 1986 after stopping Trevor Berbick in the second round. He also added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker in 1987. This made Tyson the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successfully unify them.
In 1988 Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the first round. He successfully defended his titles nine times, which included victories over Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno.
In 1990, Tyson lost the titles to underdog Buster Douglas, who knocked him out in the tenth round. Attempting to regain the titles, Tyson defeated Donovan Ruddock twice in 1991 but pulled out of a fight with then-undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (who had defeated Douglas later in 1990) due to a rib injury.
In 1992, Tyson was convicted of rape and sentenced to six years in prison but was released on parole after serving three years. After his release in 1995, he engaged in a series of comeback fights. He won the WBC and WBA titles in 1996, after stopping Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon. With his defeat of Bruno, Tyson joined Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, Tim Witherspoon, Evander Holyfield, and George Foreman as the only men in boxing history to have regained a heavyweight championship after having lost it.
After being stripped of the WBC title in the same year, Tyson lost the WBA title to Evander Holyfield by an eleventh-round stoppage. Their 1997 rematch ended when Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield’s ears.
In 2002, Tyson fought for the world heavyweight title again at the age of 35, losing by knockout to Lennox Lewis. Tyson retired from professional boxing in 2006, after being knocked out in consecutive matches against Danny Williams and Kevin McBride. Tyson declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite having received over $30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career. At the time the media reported that he had approximately $23 million of debt.
Tyson was well known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior inside and outside the ring. Nicknamed “Iron” and “Kid Dynamite” in his early career, and later known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” Tyson is considered one of the best heavyweights of all time. Tyson holds the third-longest unified championship reign in heavyweight history at eight consecutive defenses.
Currently, Tyson ranks #15 in BoxRec’s ranking of the greatest heavyweight boxers in history. He was ranked No. 16 on The Ring’s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time, and No. 1 in the ESPN.com list of “The Hardest Hitters in Heavyweight History.”Sky Sports described him as “perhaps the most ferocious fighter to step into a professional ring.” He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Mike Tyson Age
Tyson was born on June 30, 1966, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York. He is 55 years old.
Mike Tyson Family
Michael Gerard Tyson was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York on June 30, 1966. He has an elder brother named Rodney (born c. 1961) and had an elder sister named Denise, who died of a heart attack at age 24 in February 1990.
Mike Tyson Dead
News of boxer Mike Tyson’s death spread quickly causing concern among fans across the world. However, the April 2016 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the former heavyweight champion of the world is alive and well.
Mike Tyson Wife| Mike Tyson Children
Tyson has been married three times. He is the father of seven children, one deceased, by three women; in addition to his biological children, Tyson includes the oldest daughter of his second wife as one of his own.
Tyson married his first wife actress Robin Givens, on February 7, 1988, but they got divorced on February 14, 1989. She was famous for her work on the sitcom Head of the Class. His first marriage to Givens was especially tumultuous, with allegations of violence, spousal abuse, and mental instability on Tyson’s part.
Tyson and Givens gave a joint interview with Barbara Walters on the ABC TV newsmagazine show 20/20 in September 1988, in which Givens described life with Tyson as “torture, pure hell, worse than anything I could possibly imagine.”
Givens also described Tyson as “manic depressive” on national television while Tyson looked on with an intent and calm expression. A month later, Givens announced that she was seeking a divorce from the allegedly abusive Tyson. They had no children but she reported having had a miscarriage; Tyson reports that she was never pregnant and only used that to get him to marry her. During their marriage, the couple lived in a mansion in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
Tyson married his second wife Monica Turner on April 19, 1997, but they got divorced on January 14, 2003. During the divorce filing, Turner worked as a pediatric resident at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Turner is the sister of Michael Steele, the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland and former Republican National Committee Chairman.
In January 2002 Turner filed for divorce from Tyson, claiming that he committed adultery during their five-year marriage, an act that “has neither been forgiven nor condoned.” They had two children; son Amir, and daughter Rayna.
Tyson wed for the third time, to longtime girlfriend Lakiha “Ki ki” Spicer, exchanging vows on Saturday, June 6, 2009, in a short, private ceremony at the La Bella Wedding Chapel at the Las Vegas Hilton. They have two children; a daughter, Milan, and a son, Morocco.
Mike Tyson Daughter
Tyson’s four-year-old daughter Exodus on May 25, 2009, was found by her seven-year-old brother Miguel, unconscious and tangled in a cord, dangling from an exercise treadmill. The child’s mother untangled her, administered CPR, and called for medical attention. On May 26, 2009, she died of her injuries
Mike Tyson Weight and Height
Tyson has a bodyweight of 109kg and stands at a height of 1.78 m.
Mike Tyson MMA.
Mike the former heavyweight champion is set to join the Professional Fighters League as host of the new series “Mike Tyson’s New Fight Game: The PFL,” which will debut this week on the league’s YouTube channel and other digital platforms before the playoffs start Friday.
Tyson will conduct interviews with fighters, and musicians, entertainers, and other famous fans of mixed martial arts. Tyson will be joined on “Fight Game” by co-host Sean O’Connell, PFL ESPN play-by-play announcer and PFL 2018 light heavyweight champion.
Mike Tyson Prison
In July 1991 Tyson was arrested for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson’s rape trial took place in the Marion County superior court from January 26 to February 10, 1992.
Washington’s story came via testimony from Tyson’s chauffeur, Virginia Foster. She confirmed that Desiree Washington’s state of shock after the incident. More testimony came from Thomas Richardson, the emergency room physician who examined Washington more than 24 hours after the incident and confirmed that Washington’s physical condition was consistent with rape.
Tyson Under lead defense lawyer Vincent J. Fuller’s direct examination he claimed that everything had taken place with Washington’s full cooperation and he claimed not to have forced himself upon her. Tyson after he was cross-examined by lead prosecutor Gregory Garrison, denied claims that he had misled Washington and insisted that she wanted to have sex with him. On February 10, 1992, he was convicted on the rape charge after the jury deliberated for nearly 10 hours.
Alan Dershowitz who was acting as Tyson’s counsel filed an appeal urging error of law in the Court’s exclusion of evidence of the victim’s past sexual conduct. The exclusion of three potential defense witnesses, and the lack of jury instruction on an honest and reasonable mistake of fact. The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled against him in a 2–1 vote.
Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison along with four years of probation on March 26, 1992. In Spite of Tyson being 25 years old at the time of the crime, he was assigned to the Indiana Youth Center (now the Plainfield Correctional Facility) in April 1992, and he was released in March 1995 after serving less than three years of his six-year sentence. During his incarceration, Tyson converted to Islam and adopted the Muslim name Malik Abdul Aziz; other sources reported this name as Malik Shabazz.
Tyson was required to register as a Tier II sex offender under federal due to his conviction.
Mike Tyson Fight Record
Tyson’s career record was 50-6 with 44 knockouts. He was well-known throughout his career for his knockout power.
Mike Tyson Manager
Former undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson has described King, his former manager, as “ruthless, “deplorable” and “greedy.”
Mike Tyson Book
- Undisputed Truth
- Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D’Amato
- Iron Ambition: Lessons I’ve Learned from the Man Who Made Me a Champion
- Eiserner Wille: Mein Leben und die Lektionen von Cus D’Amato (German Edition) Kindle Edition
- Unbestreitbare Wahrheit – Die Autobiografie (German Edition)
- True. La mia storia
- L’arte della guerra. Le lezioni che ho imparato Oct 31, 2017
Mike Tyson Last Fight
Tyson stunned the boxing world by quitting before the start of the seventh round in a close bout against journeyman Kevin McBride on June 11, 2005. In the 2008 documentary Tyson, he stated that he fought McBride for a payday, that he did not anticipate winning, that he was in the poor physical condition and fed up with taking boxing seriously. After losing three of his last four fights, he said he would quit boxing because he felt he had lost his passion for the sport.
Mike Tyson Losses
Tyson fought for the world heavyweight title again at the age of 35 in 2002, losing by knockout to Lennox Lewis. He retired from professional boxing in 2006, after being knocked out in consecutive matches against Danny Williams and Kevin McBride
Mike Tyson Quotes
- I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.
- Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.
- I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
- My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.
- I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.
- God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.
- When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.
- I’m just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too.
- You come home, and your party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.
- I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.
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Mike Tyson Networth
Mike Tyson’s net worth is estimated to be only $3 million. Back in the years, he had accrued over $300 million dollars throughout his career but ended up losing it all.
Mike Tyson Undisputed
Tyson’s Expectations were extremely high. He was the favorite to win the heavyweight unification series, a tournament designed to establish an undisputed heavyweight champion. On March 7, 1987, he defended his title against James Smith, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He won by unanimous decision and added Smith’s World Boxing Association (WBA) title to his existing belt. ”
Tyson came to the attention of gaming company Nintendo. Nintendo of America president, Minoru Arakawa after witnessing one of Tyson’s fights, was impressed by the fighter’s “power and skill”, prompting him. He suggested Tyson be included in the upcoming Nintendo Entertainment System port of the Punch-Out!! arcade game. Nintendo in 1987, released Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, which was well received and sold more than a million copies.
In 1988 Tyson had three fights. On January 22, 1988, he faced Larry Holmes and defeated the legendary former champion by KO in the fourth round. This was the only knockout loss Holmes suffered in 75 professional bouts. Tyson in March, then fought contender Tony Tubbs in Tokyo, Japan, fitting in an easy second-round TKO victory amid promotional and marketing work.
Tyson faced Michael Spinks on June 27, 1988. Boxing pundits were predicting a titanic battle of styles, with Tyson’s aggressive infighting conflicting with Spinks’ skillful out-boxing and footwork. The fight ended after 91 seconds when Tyson knocked Spinks out in the first round; many consider this to be the pinnacle of Tyson’s fame and boxing ability.
Where Does Mike Tyson Live
Tyson resides in Seven Hills, Nevada
Mike Tyson Comeback
Tyson after being temporarily released from prison easily won his comeback bouts against Peter McNeeley and Buster Mathis Jr. His first comeback fight grossed more than US$96 million worldwide, including a United States record $63 million for PPV television.
The view of the fight was purchased by 1.52 million homes, setting both PPV viewership and revenue records. The 89-second fight elicited criticism that Tyson’s management lined up “tomato cans” to ensure easy victories for his return. TV Guide included the Tyson-McNeeley fight in their list of the 50 Greatest TV Sports Moments of All Time in 1998.
Mike Tyson Health
Tyson has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. A mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood.