Mike Tyson

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Full Name Mike Tyson
Age 52 Years Old
Nick Name Mike
Gender Male
Famous As Boxer
Birth Date June 30, 1966
Birth Place New York City
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Michael Gerard Tyson famed as Mike Tyson is a former heavyweight boxing champion. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old. He became the lineal champion in 1988 when he knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the first round. He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame. He has served jail time and has appeared in several films. 


Mike Tyson reveals ‘life-changing’ experience in bizarre interview

Mike Tyson remains the youngest ever winner of a heavyweight title and the 52-year-old was undisputed world champion in the late 1980s. But the American was never far away from the headlines, spending time in prison for rape in 1992 for three years. After a series of comeback fights, the boxer retired in 2006. Tyson’s drugs revelation comes as: “It takes you to another level.,” Tyson says. “The toad is in the desert and it has venom-and you smoke it. “Once I tried it, boom-everything was moving so fast. “My brain was still functioning and I could talk to myself. “In my mind, I was saying ‘I f***up’ and I killed myself. “It’s really mind-blowing.” The 52-year-old went on to reveal what impact the drug had made on his daily life. He added: “My whole life’s totally changed. “It sounds like a movie script but it’s the real deal. “it felt like it lasted forever but was actually only 15 minutes. “It was frightening because I realized I was nothing. “All my fancy clothes, my car, jus means nothing.”

Mike Tyson ‘battered rapper The Game’s manager Wack 100 in a row over whether Tupac was bisexual’

Boxing icon Tyson-nicknamed The Baddest Man On The Planet-allegedly lashed out during a podcast recording. Wack had earlier sparked outrage after questioning murdered rap star Tupac's sexuality on Instagram. He shared a photo allegedly showing the martyred musician in bed with a topless man-which some have suggested is doctored. Wack, who manages rapper The Game, appeared alongside "Iron" Mike, 52, for a taping of the HotBoxin podcast. Wack later shared a photo of himself and Tyson with podcast co-host Eben Britton on Instagram before the alleged fight. Commenting on the apparent scrap, he wrote in the caption: "Just know this Wack wasn’t giving up s*** and Mike still quick with his hands! 

How old is Mike Tyson?

As of 2018, his age is 52 but his age will be turning to 53 on his upcoming birthday in June 30 as of 2019.  

Who are Mike Tyson's father and mother?

Mike Tyson was born on 30th June 1966 with the birth sign of Cancer in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, the United States. His real name is Michael Gerard Tyson. He was born to biological father “Purcell Tyson”, but the man Tyson had known as his father was Jimmy Kirkpatrick. His mother’s name is Lorna Smith Tyson. Talking about his siblings, he also had an elder brother Rodney and a sister Denise who passed away in 1991 due to a heart attack. He also had a half-brother Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick from Kirkpatrick’s earlier marriage. Mike holds American citizenship and mixed ( African-American-Jamaican) ethnicity. As per his education, he completed his schooling from Tryon School for Boys in Johnstown, New York. It was there that Bobby Stewart, a juvenile detention center counselor and former boxer, noticed Tyson’s boxing skills. He attended Catskill High School. However, he did not graduate from school and left his studies as a junior. His religion is Christian. 

How much is Mike Tyson's net worth?

As of 2019, the net worth of Mike is around $3 million. He once had over $300 million of net worth but he has lost it all. His exact salary will be added soon. His source of income is from his wrestling career. 

What are the height and weight of Mike Tyson?

Mike Tyson is a very handsome person with a charming smile on his lips. He has a tall height of 5 feet 10 inches and a balanced weight of 109 Kg. His chest, waist, biceps sizes are 52-18.5-36 inches. His hair color is dark brown and his eye color is dark brown. His other body measurement will be added soon.

Is Mike Tyson active on social media?

Yes, Mike Tyson is very active in social media with a huge fan following rate. He has been active in social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has 7.6M followers on his Facebook. Around 5.32M followers on his Twitter and he has around 7.6M followers on his Instagram.

Who was Mike Tyson's first wife?

Regarding the personal life of Mike, he is a married person. He was married to his longtime girlfriend, Lakiha Spicer “Kiki” on June 6, 2009, at the La Bella Wedding Chapel. The couple has two children, daughter Milan and son Morocco. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any sign of divorce. 

Previously, Mike Tyson dated TV personality Kenya Moore, Naomi Campbell and more. He also dated Robin Givens in 1987 and got married on February 7, 1988. But, this marriage only remained live for a year and they broke off on February 14, 1989. She was not at all happy with Tyson as he was abusive and tortured her. They used to live in a mansion in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Likewise, he dated singer, actress and an entertainer, Suzette Charles 1989. Then, he dated Tabitha Stevens but they got separated. He dated Model and former Playboy Cyber Girl, Coco Johnsen in 1996. Moreover, he also married Monica Turner who has worked as a pediatric resident at Georgetown University Medical Center. They were married for about 5 years and called it quits in January 2002. She subsequently filed for divorce which was finalized on January 14, 2003. Through this marriage, Mike has two children, son Amir (b. 1997) and daughter Rayna (b. 1996).

What is Mike Tyson's boxing record?

  • Mike Tyson won gold medals at the Junior Olympic Games in 1981 and 1982 by convincingly, beating opponents Joe Cortez and Kelton Brown as an amateur.
  • He fought against the eventual 1984 Summer Olympics heavyweight gold medallist Henry Tillman twice in the trials, losing on both occasions.
  • He made his professional debut fight against Hector Mercedes on 6th March 1985. 
  • He also won the same in the first round knockout itself. 
  • In his first year, he won 26 of the 28 fights that he participated in, 16 of which he won in the first round itself. 
  • Then, he fought against veteran journeyman fighters and borderline contenders like James Tillis, David Jaco, Jesse Ferguson, Mitch Green, and Marvis Frazier.
  • His back-to-back victories brought him under media attention, who billed him as the future heavyweight champion. 
  • While his career was progressing upwards, Tyson faced turmoil off the ring as his friend, philosopher and guide Amato left for the heavenly abode. 
  • Rooney filled up for the shoes of Amato.
  • His first televised fight was against Jesse Ferguson. 
  • Likewise, he stumped the opponent by breaking the latter’s nose in the fifth round. 
  • By the sixth round, Tyson was declared a winner. 
  • By the age of 20, he had won a record 22 back-to-back matches, 21 of those victories coming from a knockout.
  • His string of victories finally brought him his first title fight against Trevor Berbick for the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight championship. 
  • On November 22, 1986, he defeated Berbick in the second round knock out and at the age of 20 years and 4 months became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
  • His ambitious campaign to fight all the heavyweight champions in the world moved a step further as he knocked-out Pinklon Thomas in the sixth round and Tony Tucker in the twelfth round to win the latter’s International Boxing Federation title. 
  • With this, he became the first fighter to hold the WBC, WBA and IBF titles in a single year, 1987.
  • He was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room. 
  • He was sentenced to six years in prison along with four years of probation on 26th March 1992. 
  • He regained one belt by easily winning the WBC title against Frank Bruno in March 1996. 
  • He returned to the ring for a match against the South African Francois Botha in 1999 and had three fights in 2000. 
  • He returned to the ring in 2006 for a series of four-round exhibitions against journeyman heavyweight Corey "T-Rex" Sanders in Youngstown, Ohio to help pay off his debts. 
  • In an interview with USA Today published on 3rd June  2005, he said, "My whole life has been a waste-I've been a failure."
  • He was again arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, on suspicion of DUI and felony drug possession.
  • He has taken acting roles in movies and television, most famously playing a fictionalized version of himself in the 2009 film The Hangover. 
  • He then took his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth in 2013. 
  • He appeared on the track "Iconic" on Madonna's album Rebel Heart in 2015. 
  • He launched his YouTube channel with Shots Studios in 2017. 
  • He attended the international mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February 2018.

What awards and achievements have Mike Tyson achieved?

Mike Tyson holds the record of being the Youngest Heavyweight Boxing Champion till date. The Junior Olympic quickest KO (Knock-Out) at 8 seconds is held by Tyson. During 1985, Tyson won the Ring magazine Prospect of the Year. He was also awarded the Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year award in 1986 & 1988. He was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality in the year 1989. He has included the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012 for his achievements in the professional boxing arena. 

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