Mike Tyson’s Biography

Mike Tyson’s Biography

Mike Tyson – a famous boxer, was born in the city of Brooklyn June 30, 1966. The most famous as “Iron Mike”, champion in the heavyweight of the 1980s. Mike Tyson is one of the most famous boxers thanks to his actions in the ring and beyond.

Speed, strength, malicious aggression brought Mike Tyson the title of world champion in 1986. He became the youngest title holder in the entire history of boxing. The following year he became a champion according to the World Boxing Association. The nickname “Iron Mike” became undeniable. In 1988, in one of the most famous bouts, Tyson knocked out previously undefeated Michael Spinks at 91 seconds. Tyson earned 20 million for the fight.

For a while, the boxer became unbeaten until James was “knocked out”

by Bugster Douglas in 1990. After this, in the life of Mike Tyson began to occur scandalous events. At first he briefly married actress Robin Givens. In 1992, he was convicted of rape and spent three years in prison. After the release, further development of the career was prevented by another incident. In the midst of a fight with Evander Holyfield, Tyson bit off an opponent’s ear.

In 1999 he was again convicted of an attack. In 2002, there was a press conference promising a new duel in the near future. On it, Mike attacked the opponent Lennox Lewis. Their battle took place on July 8, 2002, Lennox knocked out Tyson in the eighth round. Tyson fans discussed the athlete, noting that there is something strange about him that prevents him from becoming the greatest boxer. Condemned Tyson argue that he blackened the sport.

Tyson’s career never returned to its former height after his stay in prison. Tyson himself said that it was impossible to fight as before. It showed another fight on June 11, 2005 with Kevin McBride, when the opponent knocked out Tyson in the 7th round.

Additional information: Tyson is also known for the numerous tattoos on the body, including the image of Arthur Esch on the left biceps, Mao Zedong on the right, Che Guevara on the abdomen, a family sign around the right eye and cheekbones.

During his career, Mike Tyson earned more than 400 million. He had a debt of 34 million before the fight with Kevin McBride, for which Tyson received 5 million. On December 29, 2006, Tyson was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona. Then it was revealed that the boxer was behind the wheel in a state of drug intoxication, and also kept drugs in the car.


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Mike Tyson’s Biography