American former professional boxer, Michael Gerard Tyson was born on June 30, 1966. He is a professional boxer who competed in the highest level between 1985 to 2005. Tyson was normally called one of the following names as his nickname “Iron Mike, kid Dynamite, the Baddest Man on the planet. Mike is regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.
Mike had undisputed world heavyweight championship reign during his career from 1987 to 1990.
Mike won his first ever 19 professional boxing fights by knocking out his opponent, 12 of them during the first round. Mike Tyson won his first heavyweight belt at the age of 20, and some days.
Till today, Michael Gerard Tyson remains the youngest boxer to win the heavyweight championship.
Tyson is the first ever heavyweight boxer to consecutively hold WBA,WBC and IBF titles, he is also the only heavyweight boxer to win it all in succession.
Tyson went ahead to become Lineal champion when he knocked out his opponent, Michael Spinks within 91 seconds into their first round.
Mike Tyson faced his biggest defect in his career in 1990, when he was knocked out by his opponent Buster Douglas which was the biggest upsets in the history of heavyweight boxing
The heavyweight champion face a rape scandal in 1992, he was later convicted of rape and was sentenced to six years in prison, Mike was later released on parole after spending three years in prison.
When Mike Tyson returned from prison he participated in a series of comeback fights, he regained the WBA and WBC titles in 1996 to join Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, Tim Witherspoon, Evander Holyfield and George Foreman as the only boxers in history to regain a heavyweight championship after being striped of it.
The WBC heavyweight title was stripped from him the same year.
Mike lost the WBA title to Evander Holyfield in an Eleventh round stoppage.
Tyson however was disqualified in their 1997 rematch after biting Holyfield’s ears, the bite is strong enough to remove a portion of his right ear.
Tyson came back in 2002 to fight for the world heavyweight title, unfortunately he was knocked out by Lennox Lewis.
Mike Tyson is popular with his fast and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial habits both inside and outside the ring
Statistically, Tyson knockout-to-win percentage is 88%, with this he was placed 16th on the Ring magazine’s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time and first on ESPN’S list of the Hardest Hitters in Heavyweight history.
Tyson was described by sky sports as “the fastest fighter that ever stepped into a professional boxing ring”. Mike is already inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Mike Tyson ex-wives
The heavyweight professional boxer has been married three times, his marriage to his two ex-wife Robin Givens and Monica Turner unfortunately ended in divorce due to ugly details about Tyson. His marriage to Givens only lasted for a year and with Monica lasted for four years, both women accused Tyson of domestic violence.
Who is Michael Tyson’s Wife
Currently Mike Tyson is married to Lakiha Spicer, the couple got married in 2009, their marriage is not without ups and downs but it’s still intact up to the time this writing is done.
Who are Mike Tyson Children
Mike Tyson had seven children though one is late, he died in 2009.
Mike Tyson’s children’s names are ; Mikey Lorna, Rayna, Amir, Miguel, Milan, and Morocco,late Exodus (died 2009).
What is Mike Tyson net worth
Iron Man Tyson has gathered a fortune for himself During his heavyweight boxing career. As of 2023 Mike Tyson net worth is estimated to be only $10 million.
Mike Tyson award and nomination catalog
ACCA [Nominee] (2009)Best Cast Ensemble, The Hangover (2009) Black Reel Awards, Black Reel [Nominee] (2014) Outstanding Actor, TV Movie or Mini-Series, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013) Gold Aries Award Macau International Film Festival, Gold Aries Award [Winner] (2016) Best New Performer, Yip Man 3 (2015) IGN Summer Movie Awards, IGN Award [Winner] (2009)Favorite Cameo, The Hangover (2009)Kids’ Choice Awards, USA, Kids’ Choice Award [Winner] (1989) Favorite Male Athlete Macau International Movie Festival, Golden Lotus Awards [Nominee] (2015) Best Supporting Actor, Yip Man 3 (2015) NAMIC Vision Awards, Vision Award [Nominee] (2015), Best Performance – Comedy, Mike Tyson:, Undisputed Truth (2013) Teen Choice Awards, Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2009), Choice Movie Rockstar MomentThe Hangover (2009)