54 years old (Born on June 30, 1966)
American heavyweight boxer; He is famous from Heavyweight Champion.Bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear during a heavyweight title bout. Record as of 2002: 50-6-0 (44) Proposed fights with World Wrestling champion Hulk Hogan and Mixed Martial Art's Champ Royce Gracie never materialized. Not long after his release from prison, he was ready for a massive return. It was the most anticipated comeback in generations. In August of 1995, he beat Peter McNeeley in a matter of seconds - 89, to be exact. The character "Blood" from Vendetta (1991) was modeled after him.
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Children by ex-wife Monica Turner: Rayna (b. 14 February 1996) and Amir (b. 5 August 1997)
In 2000, he fought three times in Europe. His third, against Andrew Golota, was first a victory, but changed to no-contest after Tyson failed a drug test. The next year he fought only once, knocking out Brian Nielsen in the seventh round.
Frequently uses the word "ludicrous".
Admits paternity of an 8-month-old girl born to Kimberly Scarborough of New York. (28 March 1991)
From 6 March 1985 to 11 February 1990, he was undefeated with a record of 37-0.
His name was dropped from the 1987 classic game "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!" because the contract for his name was about to expire, and he lost to Buster Douglas. No longer being the champion, and his contract expiring soon after, Nintendo no longer wanted Tyson. As a result, the game title became "Punch-Out!" and the last fight was against Mr. Dream, rather than Tyson himself, with Mr. Dream having the same abilities and sayings as Tyson.
Before the game "Street Fighter 2" came to the USA, there were fighters named Mike Bison who was a 6' 5" tall boxer, Balrog who was a Spanish Assassin with a claw, and Vega who was the leader of Shadowloo. To avoid a possible lawsuit from Tyson, Capcom (the makers Street Fighter) had a three-name swap between Mike Bison, Balrog, and Vega. After the switch, the boxer became Balrog, the Spanish Assassin became Vega, and the leader of Shadowloo became the shortened M. Bison, without a definite clarification as to what 'M' now stood for.
In 1991, Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged that Tyson r*ped her in an Indianopolis hotel room. He was arrested, tried, and served three years in prison.
Was soundly defeated by Lennox Lewis via knockout in the eighth round. [June 2002]
Titles: 1986: WBC Heavyweight Title 1987: WBA Heavyweight Title 1987: IBF Heavyweight Title 1987: Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion 1996: WBC Heavyweight Title 1996: WBA Heavyweight Title
Won his first 19 fights by knockout.
At 13 years old weighed 200 pounds.
He was fined $3 million, and was banned from boxing for one year for biting Holyfield's ear.
His 1988 1 min. 30 sec. match against Michael Spinks was compared to challenging boxer John L. Sullivan in "TimeCop" (1994).
Was involved in a street fight with former opponent Mitch "Blood" Green in 1988. In 1997 Green won a lawsuit over the incident and was awarded $45,000.
He is possibly the direct influence of "The Simpsons" Drederic Tatum, who is also an 'unbeatable' boxer that has shaky Public Relations.
On 11 June 2005, he lost a non-title fight against Kevin McBride. Tyson, who was favored to win the match, did not leave his corner after the end of the sixth round, and McBride was proclaimed the winner.
wife Monica Turner filed for divorce [January 2002]
Ex-wife Monica Turner is a paediatric resident at Georgetown University Medical Center.
His father, Jimmy Kirkpatrick, reportedly fathered 16 children, 3 of them by Tyson's mother, Lorna Smith Tyson. By the time Mike was born, Kirkpatrick had left her.
Served nine months in jail in for assaulting two people after a car crash in 1998.
Was adopted by Cus D'Amato, boxing genius and trainer of such fighters as Floyd Patterson.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission Tuesday voted to deny Mike Tyson a license to box in Las Vegas, thereby effectively pulling the plug on an April 6 pay-per-view bout with Lennox Lewis that was due to air on both HBO and Showtime and could have produced the biggest take for a heavyweight title fight ever. [January 2002]
Earned approximately $200,000 per second in his fight with Michael Spinks, which was over-hyped, only accessible by giant screens at arenas across America, and over in 90 seconds.
He was knocked out by Buster Douglas, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Williams. Kevin Mcbride scored a TKO over Tyson after Tyson quit on his stool at the start of round 6.