|Full name||Michael Gerard Tyson|
|Date of Birth||June 30, 1966|
|Net Worth||$14 million|
|Children||Mikey Lorna, Amir, Ramsey, Exodus, Miguel, Milan, Morocco|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA|
|Parents||Purcell Tyson (Father)|
Lorna Mae (Smith) Tyson (Mother)
Born on the 30th of June in 1966, Michael Gerard Tyson is currently 55 years old and was a former professional boxer in the United States. Between the years 1985 and 2005, he competed as a boxer.
Michael Tyson was born in Fort Greene, a neighborhood in Brooklyn that was known for its high crime rate and poverty. He was raised in the same household as his mother, stepfather, older brother Rodney, and older sister Denise, who were all involved in criminal activity.
It is common knowledge that Tyson’s mother was a sexually active woman, and she was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. There isn’t a lot of footage showing Tyson’s biological father, a Jamaican cab driver who lives a simple life. His stepfather, Jimmy Kirkpatrick, was a native of the city of Grier town in the state of North Carolina.
He left the family when Tyson was little, and he did not provide for or look after Tyson’s mother. He died in 1992.
Around the time when Tyson was ten years old, the family relocated from Bedford Stuyvesant to Brownsville because they could no longer afford the high cost of living there. During this time, the family lived in Bedford Stuyvesant.
Mike Tyson displayed a high level of tenacity even at a tender age. By the time we were 13, we had already spent time in jail and had been charged with up to 38 separate offenses.
After observing his fighting prowess at remand school, a juvenile prison officer who was also a former boxer encouraged him to give boxing a shot. In addition to this, he set up a meeting between him and Cus D’Amato, a trainer who would eventually become his legal guardian when he was approximately 16 years old. This happened some time after Tyson’s mother had passed away.
At the age of 20, he became the youngest boxer in history to ever win a heavyweight title. His first victory earned him the belt. Between the years 1987 and 1990, he held the title of undisputed World Heavyweight Champion.
Boxing historians consider him to be among the sport’s all-time greats at the heavyweight division.
Mike Tyson had a fantastic showing at the Youth Olympic Games in both 1981 and 1982, and he came away with gold medals in both years. On the other hand, Henry Tillman defeated him at the Summer Olympics in 1984, and he did not advance.
At the age of 18, Michael Tyson debuted for the first time as a boxer in the professional ranks. This accomplishment was accomplished by defeating Hector Mercedes in the first round with a technical knockout of the latter.
After defeating Trevor Berbick in the second round of their fight in 1986, he won the World Boxing Council (WBC) championship. Through his victory over James Smith in March of 1987, he was awarded the belt held by the World Boxing Association (WBA). After a victory over Tony Tucker in August of that same year, he was awarded the title of International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion. He is the first heavyweight fighter in history to hold all three major belts at the same time. Because of his dominance in the boxing world, people began to refer to him as “The Iron Mike.”
Tyson, who was known as one of the most skilled knockout fighters, suffered his first professional loss against Buster Douglas in the year 1990. Douglas was the person on the receiving end of Tyson’s first defeat. This transpired after he had terminated his employment with his trainer, Kevin Rooney.
Below are his top 10 fights:
|10||Danny Williams||$27 Million||2004|
|9||Donovan Ruddock||$30 Million||1991|
|8||Peter McNeeley||$30 million||1995|
|7||Evander Holyfield||$30 Million||1996|
|6||Evander Holyfield||$30 million||1997|
|5||Kevin McBride||$30 million||2005|
|4||Julius Francis||$30 million||2000|
|3||Frank Bruno||$35 million||1996|
|2||Bruce Sheldon||$35 million||1996|
|1||Lennox Lewis||$35 Million||2002|
CONTROVERSIES AND PRISON SCANDALS
In the year 1992, Tyson was tried for rape and found guilty of the crime. He was sentenced to six years in jail. However, after serving his sentence for three years, he was granted parole and freed. Following his release, he engaged in a battle to win back his belts. In the rematch bout between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson, Tyson bit Evander’s ear, which resulted in his being disqualified from the fight and preventing him from regaining his WBA title. In 1999, he was sent back to prison for attacking two motorists, and he served his time there for a period of nine months.
By the year 2002, Tyson had competed for the World Heavyweight title, but he was defeated by Lennox Lewis through knockout.
He suffered a significant financial setback in 2003 and was eventually judged to be insolvent with a debt of more than $23 million. However, he was able to make a successful comeback in the years that followed thanks to the businesses he owned and the movie appearances he made.
In 2005, Tyson announced his retirement from boxing on a professional level. In 2011, he was recognized by the International Boxing Hall of Fame and given a place there.
PERSONAL LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS
Mike Tyson is a father of seven children and has been married three times.
The next year, on February 14, 1989, he divorced his first wife, the actress Robin Givens, whom he had wed on February 7, 1988. However, this marriage had only lasted a single year. Robin explained the motivations for domestic violence.
Mikey Lorna Tyson, the first of his children, was born to his then-girlfriend Kimberly Scarborough in the year 1990. She would later become his wife.
On April 19, 1997, Tyson wed Monica Turner and they had their wedding. They had two children together, Amir and Ramsey, before filing for divorce in January of 2003.
Exodus Tyson, who was just four years old at the time, was discovered by her older brother, who was seven, in 2009 with the cord of a treadmill machine wrapped around her neck. Her mother performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her daughter before rushing her to the hospital, where she was placed on life support. On May 26, 2009, she unfortunately lost her battle with death. Lakiha Spicer became Mike Tyson’s third wife shortly after their wedding, which took place the following month.
His house in Seven Hills, Nevada, is currently the location of the boxing championship.