Biography, Age, Record, Children, Net Worth, House, Cars, Ex-wives, Tattoos & Quotes
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Mike Tyson Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Mike Tyson|
|Real Name:||Michael Gerard Tyson|
|Occupation:||Former Professional Boxer|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||June 30, 1966 (56) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Education:||Honorary Doctorate from Central State University|
Mike Tyson Biography
American former professional boxer Michael Gerard Tyson, born on June 30, 1966, competed from 1985 to 2005. Tyson is regarded as one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time. Tyson was given the nicknames “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite” in his early career before becoming known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet” later. From 1987 through 1990, he held the undisputed heavyweight title. Twelve of Tyson’s first 19 professional victories by knockout came in the opening frame. Tyson is the earliest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title, taking home his first trophy at 20 years, four months, and 22 days.
He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF belts simultaneously, and he was also the only heavyweight to unify all three in a single fight successfully. Tyson was crowned the lineal champion when he defeated Michael Spinks in the first round in just 91 seconds the following year. Then, in one of the biggest surprises in boxing history, Tyson was knocked out by underdog Buster Douglas in 1990.
Although Mike never met Purcell (often written as “Purcel”), Mike Tyson’s biological parents are Lorna Mae Smith and Purcell Tyson. Mike was born to Lorna and Purcell, who were introduced in New York and afterward divorced; to this day, no one knows Mike’s whereabouts or even his existence. Mike was raised believing that Jimmy ‘Curlee’ Kirkpatrick Jr., Lorna’s new lover, was his father. Curlee, though, was hardly ever visible. Curlee might be Mike’s biological father.
Cus D’Amato, Mike’s first boxing coach, legally adopted him after his mother, Lorna, passed away from cancer when Mike was only 16 years old. Camille Ewald was his adoptive mother, and she cherished him.
In Brooklyn, New York, Mike Tyson spent his early years growing up alongside his siblings, Denise and Rodney Tyson. The family suffered a significant loss when Denise, who was only 24 years old, died from a heart attack in February 1990.
Six children, Mikey Lorna (30), Rayna (24), Amir (22), Miguel (18), Milan (12), and Morocco (9), are raised by their loving father, Mike Tyson. ‘Iron Mike’ has been a family man and has been actively involved in parenting his children since he retired in 2005. As a result, all of Tyson’s children are very close to him, and he has helped them in every way to succeed in life. While some of his kids are sports fans, others have pursued acting, modeling, and even business careers.
Mike Tyson has a $10 million net worth as of this writing. Mike was one of the world’s most well-known and well-paid athletes in his prime. At age 20, he was the most recent champion in history. Unfortunately, he lost or was defrauded of personal wealth that, at its height, exceeded $300 million. In 2003, Mike filed for bankruptcy. Per the bankruptcy filing, he was reported to be $23 million in debt.
Mike Tyson has a fantastic collection of cars, ranging from the most costly to the most expensive classics. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 560SL, Cadillac Eldorado, Jaguar XJ220, Bentley Continental SC, Bentley Continental T, Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, and Rolls-Royce Corniche are some of the automobiles he owns.
Tyson admitted he particularly enjoyed living in Las Vegas and spent £2.5 million on a home in Henderson, Nevada. This house is constructed in the Mediterranean style and has an area of 8,149 square feet. It has a park, a private balcony, a fireplace, a pool, six bedrooms, and six bathrooms.
The sizeable new property is only down the street from his previous residence, which he purchased in 2008 and is now on the market for $1.5 million. The new six-bedroom mansion is in a gated enclave with two independent casitas, an outdoor fireplace, beautiful landscaping, marble floors, and a grand entry.
Robin Givens, an American actress, was Tyson’s first spouse. Following their 1988 nuptials, Robin Givens accused Tyson of abusing her physically, leading to their 1989 divorce.
Tyson first met Monica Turner at an Eddie Murphy-hosted party. In 1997, he wed Turner. The couple was together for five years and had two kids then. However, after charging him with adultery, Turner announced her intention to divorce Tyson in 2002.
Even though his career was pretty controversial, Mike Tyson was very successful during his peak. The World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, and International Boxing Federation titles were all won by him as a young boxer. In 1988, Tyson defeated Michael Spinks in 91 seconds to win the heavyweight title on a lineal basis. The fighter has a career record of 50 victories (including 44 knockouts), six defeats, and two draws.
Mike Tyson, a former boxer from the United States, has four unique tattoos. Three are portraits of figures he admires: tennis player Arthur Ashe, Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, and Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong—at least two jail tattoos. Victor Whitmill created and inked the fourth tattoo, a facial design influenced by the Māori tā moko, in 2003. Tyson has referred to it as his “warrior tattoo” and has associated it with the Māori being warriors; this term has also been utilized in the news media. Tyson’s face tattoo immediately gained notoriety and became closely linked to him.
Underneath his vicious exterior, Tyson possessed a calm brilliance that resulted in some of boxing’s most memorable quotes, including the following:
“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.”
“Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.”
“I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star, then I grab a handful of clouds.”
“I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.”