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Mike Tyson Biography.

Mike Tyson in full, Michael Gerard Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. Nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite” in his early career, and later known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet.

A member of street gangs in his youth, Tyson was sent to reform school, where his boxing talent was discovered.

He turned professional in 1985 and won the heavyweight title in 1986 by defeating Trevor Berbick, becoming, at age 20, the youngest heavyweight champion in history.

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He defended the title against Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, and eight others before losing in an upset to James (“Buster”) Douglas in 1990.

In 1992 he was convicted of rape and sentenced to six years in prison; he was released on parole in 1995.

In 1996 he challenged but lost to Evander Holyfield; in a 1997 rematch he was disqualified for biting off a piece of Holyfield’s ear, and his license was revoked.

In 1999 Tyson regained his boxing license and returned to the ring.

In his bout against British heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in 2002, Lewis twice knocked Tyson to the canvas before knocking him out in the eighth round.

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Mike Tyson Bio

Mike Tyson was born Michael Gerard Tyson  on June 30, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, to parents Jimmy Kirkpatrick and Lorna Tyson.

When Michael was two years old his father abandoned the family, leaving Lorna to care for Michael and his two siblings, Rodney and Denise.

Struggling financially, the Tyson family moved to Brownsville, Brooklyn, a neighborhood known for its high crime. Small and shy, Tyson was often the target of bullying.

To combat this, he began developing his own style of street fighting, which ultimately transitioned into criminal activity.

His gang, known as the Jolly Stompers, assigned him to clean out cash registers while older members held victims at gunpoint. He was only 11 years old at the time.

He frequently ran into trouble with police over his petty criminal activities, and by the age of 13, he had been arrested more than 30 times.

Tyson’s bad behavior landed him in the Tryon School for Boys, a reform school in upstate New York.

At Tryon, Tyson met counselor Bob Stewart, who had been an amateur boxing champion. Tyson wanted Stewart to teach him how to use his fists.

Stewart reluctantly agreed, on the condition that Tyson would stay out of trouble and work harder in school.

Previously classified as learning disabled, Tyson managed to raise his reading abilities to the seventh-grade level in a matter of months.

He also became determined to learn everything he could about boxing, often slipping out of bed after curfew to practice punches in the dark.

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Mike Tyson Facts

Mike Tyson Age

Mike Tyson was born on June 30, 1966, and is currently 57 years old.

Mike Tyson Height

Mike Tyson’s height is 1.78 m, which is equal to 5 ft 10 in.

Mike Tyson Net worth

Mike Tyson’s net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.

Mike Tyson Parents

He was Born to Jimmy Kirkpatrick and Lorna Smith Tyson in Brooklyn, New York.

Mike Tyson Siblings

Mike Tyson was one of the three children of his parents. He had an elder brother Rodney and a sister Denise who passed away in 1991 due to heart attack.

Additionally, he also had a half-brother Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick from Kirkpatrick’s earlier marriage.

Mike Tyson Wife

Mike Tyson has been married thrice and has fathered seven children. His first marriage was to actress Robin Givens.

The union did not last more than a year (from February 7, 1988 to February 14, 1989) as the two separated following allegations of violence, spousal abuse and mental instability by Givens on Tyson. The couple had no children.

Tyson then went into the wedlock with Monica Turner. The marriage lasted for five years (from April 19, 1997 to January 14, 2003) after which Turner pursued divorce on grounds of adultery. The couple had two children, Rayna and Amir.

In 2009, in an unfortunate accident, Tyson lost his daughter Exodus after the latter was found unconscious and tangled in a cord, dangling from an exercise treadmill. She was on life support and declared dead the following day.

Tyson walked up to the altar the third time on June 6, 2009 with Lakiha ‘Kiki’ Spicer. The couple has been blessed with a daughter Milan and son Morocco.

Mike Tyson Children

Mike Tyson is a doting father to seven children including the deceased Exodus – Mikey Lorna, Rayna, Amir, Miguel, Milan, Morocco .

Hopefully, this article was able to provide you with all the necessary information about Mike Tyson biography.

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