Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

American heavyweight boxer
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Mike Tyson

Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990 and was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, as well as the only heavyweight to successively unify them. Claiming his first belt at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title.

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Full name at birth
Michael Gerard Tyson
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Claim to fame
Heavyweight Champion
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Date of birth
30 June 1966
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Place of birth
Brownsville, New York, United States
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Age
55
Occupation
Former Boxer
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Height
5' 11" (180 cm)
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Weight
225 lbs (102.1 kg)
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  • Face tatoo
  • Lisp
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Net worth
$3,000,000 USD
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High school
Catskill High School (expelled)
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I`m scared every time I go into the ring, but it`s how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, `Let`s go.`
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Was soundly defeated by Lennox Lewis via knockout in the eighth round. [June 2002]
  • Frequently uses the word "ludicrous".

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