Michael Gerald Tyson (born June 30, 1966), addressed professionally Mike Tyson, is an American all-time former professional boxer who was in a boxing career from 1985 to 2005.
He is said to have beat many records while still a boxer. He is nicknamed The Baddest Man On The Planet, Iron Mike, and Kid Dynamite.
Mike Tyson was and still is a champion. He is very intelligent, and the world appreciates his quick instincts, fitness, legendary quotes, motivations, and entertainment to date.
American former professional boxer
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Michael Gerald Tyson|
|Stage Name:||Mike Tyson, The Baddest Man On The Planet, Iron Mike, Kid Dynamite|
|Born:||30 June 1966 (age 56 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Fort Greene, New York, United States|
|Last Fight:||Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.|
|Parents:||Purcell Tyson, Lorna Smith, Jimmy Kirkpatrick|
|Siblings:||Denise Tyson, Rodney Tyson, Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick|
|Wife • Spouse:||Lakiha Spicer (m. 2009), Monica Turner (m. 1997–2003), Robin Givens (m. 1988–1989)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace (2006-2009), Luz Whitney (2000-2004), Naomi Campbell (1989-1990), Suzette Charles (1989), Beverly Johnson (1986-1987), Coco Johnsen (1996), Kola Boof (2006), Lauren Woodland (2001), Sol Xochitl (2004-2005), Luciana Gimenez, Pam Pinnock, Kimberly Scarborough, Kenya Moore|
|Children:||Miguel Leon Tyson, Rayna Tyson, Mikey Lorna Tyson, Exodus Tyson, Amir Tyson, Milan Tyson, Morocco Tyson|
|Occupation:||Boxer • Boxing Coach|
|Net Worth:||US$10 million|
Early Life & Education
The renowned boxing superstar, Mike Tyson, was born on the 30th of June 1966 in Brooklyn, New York City, United States of America.
He is conveyed to have been raised by both parents. His father named, Purcell Tyson, was a cab driver from Jamaica, while his mother, Lorna Smith, was said to be promiscuous. Some people argue that she might have been an escort lady as a profession. Much of that information is still a claim.
Mike Tyson‘s mother, Lorna Smith, is said to have passed away when Mike Tyson was 16. She left him in the care of a boxing manager and trainer called Cus D’amato, who was meant to become his legal guardian.
Mike Tyson‘s stepdad is Jimmy Kirkpatrick and has been playing the father figure to the sportsperson. He has three siblings: Rodney Tyson, Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, and Denise Tyson.
He is said to have grown up in a street filled with crime scenes. His first fight was with a guy a little older than him who plucked off the head of one of Mike Tyson‘s pigeons.
His whole family was catholic. He grew up and held to that faith. He has a sister named Denise Tyson, who died of a heart attack when she was only 24. He also has an elder brother named Rodney Tyson, born in 1961.
He attended primary and high school at the local schools in Brooklyn, New York City.
Mike Tyson made his first-ever professional debut by knocking out Hector Mercedes via first-round TKO (Total Knock Out).
He had about 15 frequent battles in 1985. He won 26 of his first 28 professional fights via TKO or KO. He got 16 of those wins from the first round of the 28 matches.
He had become so undisputed that his managers had to always bring some of the best boxers from borderline regions. Some of the great fighters he fought were Jesse Ferguson, James Tillis, and Mitch Green.
Mike Tyson’s constant win streak got the internet buzzing. He attracted journalists from all of the news. He became the talk of the town globally, not only locally. Everyone wanted to know who this undisputed heavyweight boxer was, his history, likes, and dislikes. Other managers were feeling threatened by their managers.
Fans from all over the world were eager to see him first because they only heard about him through word of mouth. His first ever televised match was on February 16, 1986, at Houston Field House in New York City against Jesse Ferguson and was broadcast on ABC Sports.
Mike Tyson had a tough fight with him; however, he still managed to knock out Jesse in the 5th round by an uppercut that broke Jesse Ferguson’s nose. In the sixth round, Jesse Ferguson was already giving Mike Tyson signals to stop. Mike Tyson won the fight by the disqualification of his opponent.
- North Carolina Heavyweight 1981
- Tennessee Heavyweight 1982
- Golden Glove New York 1984
Mike Tyson is based in Seven Hills, Nevada. He got married about three times in his lifetime. He has a total of seven children, one of which is deceased. He also takes and considers one of his wife’s daughters as his own.
Mike Tyson has legally married Lakiha Spicer since 2009; he also got married to Monica Turner, a marriage which lasted from 1997 to 2003; he wedded Robin Givens, his first wife, in 1988, but the couple divorced in 1989.
Mike Tyson is blessed with sons and daughters, namely Miguel Leon Tyson, Rayna Tyson, Mikey Lorna Tyson, Exodus Tyson, Amir Tyson, Milan Tyson, and Morocco Tyson.
Mike Tyson has in the past dated Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace (2006-2009), Luz Whitney (2000-2004), Naomi Campbell (1989-1990), Suzette Charles (1989), Beverly Johnson (1986-1987), Coco Johnsen (1996), Kola Boof (2006), Lauren Woodland (2001), Sol Xochitl (2004-2005), Luciana Gimenez, Pam Pinnock, Kimberly Scarborough, and Kenya Moore.
There was a period in Mike Tyson‘s life when he was accused of raping an 18-year-old girl in a hotel room in the year 1991. He, however, denied the accusations and told the judge and jury that the girl, named Desiree Washington, gave her full consent and he didn’t force herself on her. However, he was imprisoned after he failed the trial and converted to Islam before entering prison. He was made to register as a sex offender under federal law.
Mike Tyson is no longer a vegan. He does, however, eat chicken occasionally but doesn’t eat red meat anymore. He stated that the red meat makes him a little sick.
In 2013, Mike Tyson revealed in an interview that “The more I look at churches and mosques, the more I envision the devil” He is now a proud Muslim who practices the faith. He is now retired due to old age and some damage to the body and brain; he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. However, he remains a great historical character.
Mike Tyson is believed to have an estimated net worth of over US$10 million. He made his fortune through professional boxing and training career.