Mike Tyson or Michael Gerard Tyson is a professional boxer from America, who competed in the sport from 1985 to 2005. Mike Tyson is commonly nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite,” which he earned towards the initial phase of his career. In the later part of his career, he also earned the name of “The Baddest Man on the Planet.”
Mike Tyson remained an undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987-1990, which he boasts of. The man is famous for being the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, a title he still retains. Mike Tyson holds the world record of being the youngest boxer ever to win the heavyweight title, which he won when he was of 20 years 4 months, and 22 days. He won the first 19 of his professional fights by knockout and 12 of them right in the first round.
Mike Tyson held WBA, WBC, and IBF titles and unified them in successions, he was the world’s first heavyweight boxer and the only heavyweight boxer to do so. Tyson’s boxing style was both ferocious and intimidating that won over most other boxers’ style while in the ring. He enjoys a 88% knockout-to-win and was ranked 16th of 100 greatest punchers of all time by The Ring magazine. He was also ranked by ESPN in “The Hardest Hitters in Heavyweight History” where he was declared first. Mike Tyson already has his name introduced in the International Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Mike Tyson’s Wiki/Biography
Mike Tyson was born as Michael Gerard Tyson on June 30, 1966, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, US. Tyson was born to Purcell Tyson, who has often been referred to as the biological father of Mark Tyson. Purcell was Jamaican and it is Purcell, who is listed as Mike’s father in his birth certificate. However, since his early days of childhood, Mike Tyson has known Jimmy Kirkpatrick as his father.
Jimmy Kirkpatrick was from Grier Town, North Carolina, and was recognized as a baseball player in the whole neighborhood. He married Lorna Mae (Smith) Tyson, Tyson’s mother, and fathered a son, Mike’s half-brother. However, soon after that Kirkpatrick abandoned his family and left Lorna to look after their sons on her own.
The Tyson family was burdened with a failing economy. This is why they moved to Brownsville from Bedford-Stuyvesant, where they originally lived when Tyson was just 10 years old. Later when Tyson turned 16, he lost his mother. The boy of 16 was left under the care of Cus D’Amato, a reputed boxing manager and trainer, who then became Tyson’s legal guardian.
Mike Tyson was enrolled in a school but he soon dropped out of high school as a junior. He was later awarded a doctorate degree in Humane Letters in 1989 from Central State University.
|Full Name||Mike Tyson (Michael Gerard Tyson)|
|Net Worth||$30 Million|
|Date of Birth||30 June 1966|
|Birth Place||Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, United States|
|Hometown||Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, United States|
|School||Local High School, United States|
|College / University||Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, United States|
|Education Qualification||Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters|
Family, Girlfriends & Relationships
Mike Tyson was born to Lorna Mae (Smith) Tyson and Jamaican, Purcell Tyson, according to his birth certificate. However, Mike had always known Jimmy Kirkpatrick from Grier Town, North Carolina, as his father, who married his mother afterward.
Mike Tyson has an elder brother, Rodney, and an elder sister, Denise, who died of a heart attack in February 1990 when she was 24 years old. Jimmie Lee Patrick was another half-brother of Mike Tyson, who was the son of his stepfather, Kirkpatrick.
Mike Tyson was raised and he continued to live in a neighborhood, quite infamous for the high rate of crimes that took place. He grew up amidst crimes and all of these left a big impact at the back of his mind. Tyson was notorious for committing crimes one after another during his budding years and was arrested 38 times when he was only a boy 13. Most of these crimes can be categorized as petty crimes and fights with others. The first fight Tyson documented was when he fought a bigger youth who pulled off the head of a pigeon that Tyson used to possess.