Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Heavyweight Boxer

Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a retired American professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, with 12 of them occurring in the first round.… Read More

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1966 Birth Mike Tyson was born in 1966. … Read More


1981 15 Years Old Tyson won gold medals at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympic Games, defeating Joe Cortez in 1981 and beating Kelton Brown in 1982. … Read More
Tyson made his professional debut as an 18-year-old on March 6, 1985, in Albany, New York. … Read More


1986 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Tyson's first nationally televised bout took place on February 16, 1986, at Houston Field House in Troy, New York against journeyman heavyweight Jesse Ferguson. … Read More
1987 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Expectations for Tyson were extremely high, and he embarked on an ambitious campaign to fight all of the top heavyweights in the world. Tyson defended his title against James Smith on March 7, 1987, in Las Vegas, Nevada. … Read More
In 1988, Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the first round. … Read More
1989 23 Years Old In 1989, Tyson had only two fights amid personal turmoil. … Read More
1990 24 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1990, Tyson seemed to have lost direction, and his personal life was in disarray amidst reports of less vigorous training prior to the Douglas match.
Attempting to regain the titles, Tyson defeated Donovan Ruddock twice in 1991, but pulled out of a fight with then-undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (who had defeated Douglas later in 1990) due to injury. … Read More
Tyson was convicted on the rape charge on February 10, 1992 after the jury deliberated for nearly 10 hours. … Read More


1996 30 Years Old On November 9, 1996, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tyson faced Holyfield in a title bout dubbed "Finally." … Read More
His second marriage was to Monica Turner from April 19, 1997 to January 14, 2003. … Read More
1998 32 Years Old 1 More Event
The revocation was not permanent, as the commission voted 4–1 to restore Tyson's boxing license on October 18, 1998.
In January 1999, Tyson returned to the ring to fight the South African Francois Botha, in another fight that ended in controversy. … Read More
2000 - 2002 5 More Events
In another Memphis fight on February 22, 2003, Tyson beat fringe contender Clifford Etienne 49 seconds into round one. … Read More


2006 - 2007 4 More Events
Tyson has taken acting roles in movies and television, most famously playing a fictionalized version of himself in the 2009 film The Hangover. … Read More
On June 12, 2011, Tyson was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame alongside legendary Mexican champion Julio César Chávez, light welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu, and actor/screenwriter Sylvester Stallone.
2012 46 Years Old 1 More Event
After debuting a one-man show in Las Vegas, Tyson teamed up with director Spike Lee and brought the show to Broadway in August 2012. … Read More
In August 2013, Tyson teamed up with Acquinity Interactive CEO Garry Jonas to form Iron Mike Productions, a boxing promotions company, formerly known as Acquinity Sports.


2016 50 Years Old Due to his conviction, Tyson is required to register as a tier II sex offender under federal law. As of May, 2016, he is so registered, as Michael Tyson, in Henderson, Nevada. … Read More
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