Mike Tyson

American boxer and media personality (born 1966)

Michael Gerard Tyson (June 30, 1966)[2] is an American retired boxer. In 1986, he had his 28th professional match (or fight) as a professional boxer; Because he won that fight also, the World Boxing Council (WBC) gave him the title "World Champion".[3]

Mike Tyson
Real nameMichael Gerard Tyson
Nickname(s)Iron Mike
The Baddest Man on the Planet
Kid Dynamite
Rated at100 kg
Height178 cm[1]
Reach71 inches (180 cm)
Born (1966-06-30) June 30, 1966 (age 57)
New York, Brooklyn
Boxing record
Total fights58
Wins by KO44
No contests2

Mike Tyson became a professional boxer in 1985 and won a heavyweight title from Trevor Berbick in 1986.[3] He was the youngest man to win a heavyweight title belt.[3] He became recognized as the undisputed champion when he beat Tony Tuker in 1987. His 91-second obliteration of Michael Spinks in 1988 was the zenith of his boxing fame and ability. He lost his title to Buster Douglas in 1990. Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round.[4]

In 1992, he was convicted of the rape of Desiree Washington, and served three years in prison.[3][5] When he was released he started boxing again and won a few heavyweight titles. His first fight after jail was against Peter McNeeley which he won almost with ease. Evander Holyfield was the first fighter to beat him in his return. In the rematch he infamously bit a part off of Holyfields ear. Tyson also fought Lennox Lewis, who beat him, too. He retired from boxing in 2005.

Mike Tyson refereed one match at WrestleMania 14 and later on wrestled in a tag-team match on WWE Raw where he betrayed his partner, Chris Jericho. For these efforts, he was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. He has his a video game called Mike Tyson's Punch Out! named after him. Inducted to the International boxing hall of fame in 2011.

He converted to Islam and became a Muslim he adopted the name Malik Abdul Aziz; other sources reported this name as Malik Shabazz.

References Edit

  1. (2002), Lewis-Tyson: Tale of the tape Archived 2009-05-30 at the Wayback Machine, BBC Sport, Retrieved on 2007-11-01.
  2. imdb.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Police: Mike Tyson detained at Los Angeles airport". Retrieved 2009-11-11.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Mike Tyson Height, Weight, Age, Measurements, Net Worth". Celebrity Measurements. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  5. Pahwa, Varun. "Mike Tyson Biography: The Rise, Fall, & Rebirth of a Champion". Retrieved 2021-11-15.

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Preceded by
Trevor Berbick
Heavyweight boxing champion
Nov 22,1986 –Feb 11, 1990
Succeeded by
Buster Douglas