Mike Tyson (born June 30, 1966)
Mike Tyson is a former undisputed and resilient heavyweight world champion boxer. As of the year 2012, he remains the youngest man to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Council (WBC) titles at the age of 20. He was also the first to hold all three titles concurrently.
|Full Name||Michael Gerard Tyson|
|Nick Name||Iron Mike|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth||30 June 1966|
|Age||56 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, United States|
|Currently Live in||Brownsville|
|Years Active||1985 – Present|
|Hometown||Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, United States|
|School/High School||Local High School, United States|
|College/University||Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, United States|
|Education Qualification||Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters|
As already mentioned previously, Mike Tyson had a disruptive childhood starting from his earliest days. He was bred in a neighborhood that was torn with crimes of various nature. Mike Tyson had imbibed violence and fought against it at the same time. This is the reason why he always found himself tangled in petty crimes and fights and was also arrested a number of times. One of his arrests landed him at Tryon School for Boys in Johnstown, New York, where his talent for boxing was recognized by former boxer and juvenile center counselor, Bobby Stewart.
Tyson received his primary boxing training from Stewart and was later trained by Cus D’Amato. Kevin Rooney was another person who was responsible for training Tyson for some time along with Teddy Atlas.
The career of Mike Tyson took flight when he won 2 gold medals in the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympics, where he defeated Joe Cortez and Kelton Brown.
Mike Tyson debuted at the boxing ring when he was 18 years of age in Albany, New York, after which he went on to win a series of fights by KO or TKO. Tyson boasts of winning 26 out of his first 28 fights, which was a record streak, and since then Tyson came to be billed as the next great heavyweight champion. His list of opponents includes Jesse Ferguson, James Tillis, Marvis Frazier, Mitch Green, and more. However, sadly, it was during this time that D’Amato, Tyson’s first trainer and guardian died. Amato passed away in 1985, which was quite early in Tyson’s career. This incident is also deemed as one of the worst turns in Tyson’s life; the undoing might have shaped his life in a different or better way.
Tyson continued with his winning streak where he took upon journeyman heavyweights and knocked them down to victory. He contested for his first title fight when he was 20 years and 4 months old and against Trevor Berbick for the WBC heavyweight championship, where he won and became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
Furthermore, he also won the WBA and IBF titles alongside the heavyweight championship title, which made him sensational and his aggressive style of boxing a big talk in town.
has sparked concerns amongst fans after he was spotted in a wheelchair at Miami International Airport.
Tyson posed for photos with fans while being wheeled through the airport after suffering a reported “sciatica flare-up” in his lower back.