Mike Tyson is a former boxer and heavyweight champion who spent twenty years of life in this profession. He experienced many ups and downs but he went ahead in life overcoming all. He holds the record of winning the heavyweight title in his twenty years of age. The boxer is also known to be a rich man and his net worth is proof of it. He is a legend in his profession and because of it, Nintendo made a special game dedicated to him called Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. The boxer also was part of many controversies that involved sexual assault, prison sentences, and other events. But there are many great things to know about him too. Have a look at the early life, professional achievements, and net worth of this eminent champion.
Michael Tyson was born in Brownsville, New York on 30 June 1966. His father’s name is Purcell Tyson. The name of his mother is Lorna Smith Tyson. He had a sister but her sister died of a heart attack in 1991. He also has a brother.
He studied in Tryon School for Boys in Johnstown. A man called Bobby Stewart a former boxer noticed the talents of Tyson and he practiced with him in the evening time to hone his boxing skills.
Marriage and relationship
They have two kids Morocco and Milan. He also at once dated Kenya Moore a TV star. Naomi Campbell also was in a relationship with him. He married Robin Givens in 1988 but they divorced after one year of marriage. Other relationships the boxer was in are Suzette Charles, Tabitha Stevens, Coco Johnsen, and lots more. Then at last Mike Tyson wedded his long time sweetheart Lakiha Spicer in the year 2009 at La Bella Wedding Chapel.
In the year 1981, the champion received the gold medal in Olympics by winning the matches with rivals such as Kelton Brown and Joe Cortez. Then at once, he boxed with Henry Tillman. He is also credited to have participated in twenty-eight matches and he has won twenty-six. He also competed with great boxing personalities such as Marvis Frazier, James Tillis, David Jaco, and lots more.
He is the best fighter because of his many successes in the field. His first fight televised on TV was with Jesse Ferguson. Then in the sixth round, Tyler became the winner and won the ultimate record of winning most of the matches in just twenty years of age.
He won the best titles such as WBA, WBC, and IBF. In the middle, he began to use cocaine which he told made him a calm person and changed his life.
Mike Tyson is the youngest boxer to have received the title as the best Heavyweight Boxing Champion. He got the Ring magazine Prospect of the year and also became part of WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. Afterward, in the International Boxing Hall of Fame, his name got included.
Mike Tyson’s glorious career is an inspiration for many. Although he had to deal with lots of issues he is still held as a great boxer who never quits until he wins.