Ex-professional boxer and former heavyweight champion Michael Gerard Tyson also known as IRON MIKE in the professional world of boxing was born on June 30, 1966.
Michael Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York City.
Mike Tyson married three times and Tyson has seven children, Gena, D'Amato, Mikey, Amir, Rayna, Miguel and Exodus.
Mike Tyson had married twice; first with Robin Givens [( 7 February 1988 - 14 February 1989) (divorced)] and then with Monica Turner ( 19 April 1997 - 13 January 2003) (divorced) Mike Tyson an American boxer became the youngest heavy weight champion in boxing history when he won the World Boxing Council (WBC) version of the title in 1986.
Mike Tyson began boxing at the age of 13 and became a professional fighter in 1985. Tyson stands 182 centimetres tall and weighs about 100 kilograms.
Mike Tyson was 20 years old when he won the championship.
Mike Tyson is famous for his many tattoos, which include images of Arthur Ashe (left bicep), Mao Zedong (right bicep), Che Guevara (abdomen), and a ethnic type tattoo in the region of his right eye and cheekbone.
Mike Tyson purportedly produced over $400 million in his career, yet was $34 million in debt before his 2005 fight with Kevin McBride, for which he was compensated $5 million vs. McBride's $150,000.
Mike Tyson Early Days :
Mike Tyson was raised in the renowned Brownsville sector of Brooklyn, where Mike Tyson was regularly in trouble with the police and in and out of youth custody centres.
While in a youth custody centre in New York, Mike Tyson was discovered by a sentry named Bobby Smith who become aware of his amazing boxing potential and introduced him to the well known boxing coach Cus D'Amato.
Mike Tyson Turing into Professional
Mike Tyson made his first appearance on March 6, 1985, with a first round knockout over Hector Mercedes and Mike Tyson was invincible in his first two years as a professional, winning 19 bouts by knockout, 14 of which came in the first-round.
Cus D'Amato's awful death from pneumonia in 1985 was a blow to Mike Tyson, but Tyson continued the drive to the heavyweight title with Coach Kevin Rooney at Mike Tyson side besides with his promoters Jim Jacobs and Bill Cayton.
Not long after d'Amato died, Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in heavyweight records (20 years, 144 days) when he defeated Trevor Berbickm, the WBC Champion at that time, in the second round of their match up on November 22, 1986, breaking Floyd Patterson's record.
Mike Tyson became the unquestionable winner in 1987 since Leon Spinks by also winning the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) editions of the title.
Mike Tyson lost the championship in 1990 when he was knocked out by Buster Douglas. Iron Mike, determined to recapture Mike Tyson crown, returned to the ring with a vengeance, quickly dispensing of Henry Tillman, Alex Stewart, and Donovan "Razor" Ruddock. Tyson had been undefeated, winning 37 consecutive fights, 33 by knockouts.
Mike Tyson then recommenced his boxing career after he was set free from prision.
In 1996, Mike Tyson beat Frank Bruno of the United Kingdom to get back the WBC heavyweight title. Later that year, Mike Tyson gave up that title.
Mike Tyson regained the WBA title by defeating Bruce Seldon in 1996, but later on lost the title to Evander Holyfield.
Mike Tyson final fight was a loss to Irishman Kevin McBride in 2005, even though to most spectators it was apparent Tyson had completely nothing left as far as boxing is concerned.
Controversies And Mike Tyson
From 1992 to 1995, Mike Tyson give out three years of a six-year prison sentence for rape.
In a return fight with Holyfield in 1997, Mike Tyson was barred for biting his opponent's ear.
At the end of 2006, Mike Tyson was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cocaine.
In September 2007, Mike Tyson pleaded guilty to the charges.
The Nevada Athletic Commission revoked Tyson's warrant and fined him 3 million U.S. dollars.