- Mike Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005
- He held the undisputed heavyweight championship and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old
|Real name:||Michael Gerard Tyson / Malik Abdul Aziz|
Mike Tyson Height
|How tall is Mike Tyson?||178 cm / 5 ft 11 in|
|Born:||30 June 1966 Comment |
|How old is Mike Tyson in 2021? / Age: ||55 years
|Where was Mike Tyson born?||Brooklyn, New York, US|
|Nicknames:||Mike, Kid Dynamite; Iron Mike; The Baddest Man on the Planet|
Mike Tyson Net worth 2021 (estimated)
|How much is Mike Tyson worth?||$3,000,000
Who is Mike Tyson? / Facts
- Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round
- He won the WBC title in 1986 after stopping Trevor Berbick in two rounds
- In 1987, Tyson added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker
- This made him the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them
- In 1988, Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the first round
- Tyson successfully defended the world heavyweight championship nine times, including victories over Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno
- In 1990, he lost his titles to underdog Buster Douglas, who knocked Tyson out in the tenth round
- Attempting to regain the titles, Tyson defeated Donovan Ruddock twice in 1991, but pulled out of a fight with then-undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (who had defeated Douglas later in 1990) due to injury
- In 1992, Tyson was convicted of rape and sentenced to six years in prison, but was released after serving three years
- After his release in 1995, he engaged in a series of comeback fights
- He won the WBC and WBA titles in 1996, after defeating Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon by knockout
- With his defeat of Bruno, Tyson joined Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, Tim Witherspoon, Evander Holyfield, and George Foreman, as the only men in boxing history to have regained a heavyweight championship after having lost it
- After being stripped of the WBC title in the same year, Tyson lost the WBA title to Evander Holyfield by an eleventh-round stoppage
- Their infamous 1997 rematch ended when Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield's ears
- In 2002, Tyson fought for the world heavyweight title at the age of 35, losing by knockout to Lennox Lewis
- Tyson retired from professional boxing in 2006, after being knocked out in consecutive matches against Danny Williams and Kevin McBride
- Tyson declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite having received over $30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career
- At the time it was reported that he had approximately $23 million of debt
- Tyson was well known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior inside and outside the ring
- Nicknamed "Iron", and "Kid Dynamite" in his early career and later known as "The Baddest Man on the Planet", Tyson is considered one of the best heavyweights of all time
- He was ranked No. 16 on The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time, and No. 1 in the ESPN.com list of "The hardest hitters in heavyweight history"
- Sky Sports rated him as "the scariest boxer ever" and described him as "perhaps the most ferocious fighter to step into a professional ring"
- He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame
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Last update: 22 June 2020
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