- Name: Mike Tyson
- Birth Date: 1966 June 30 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
- Full name: Michael Gerard Tyson
- Nike Name: Iron Mike
- Height: 1.82 m
He is an American, Bob Stewart; a boxing fan discovered Tyson’s boxing ability. Tyson’s goal was to become the heavyweight championship, in his first year he finished with 15-0, all by knockout. In 1986 he won the world heavyweight championship, he beat Trevor Berbick in 6 minutes in the ring, Tyson, age is 20 at that time so he became the youngest heavyweight champion.
In 1987 March he won the world boxing association belt beating James Smith, in August he won the International Boxing Federation belt by beating Tony Tucker. In 1990 Tyson entered 37-0 with 33 knock outs. In 1990 February he lost his first professional fight against James Douglas. Tyson’s long-awaited come back after more than 4 years absence. In 1996 Tyson received his first shot at a world title since losing his belt to Douglas in 1990. He regained WBC belt from Frank Bruno. In November 1996 Tyson lost to Evander Holyfield, he had suffered the second loss his career.
Bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s Ear during the heavyweight title. And banned boxing for 1 year.
Arrested for 3 years for raping Desiree Washington in 1991
Monica Turner his wife divorce in 2002
In 2002 in won 49-4 matches by 43 knockouts1998 served nine months in jail for assaulting two people after a car crash.
- WBC-1987, 1996
- WBA-1987, 1996
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