Mike Tyson
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Mike Tyson

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Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson 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, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Tyson.

CHILDHOOD

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

TEENAGE

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

TWENTIES

1986 - 1987 4 More Events
In 1988, Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks after 91 seconds. … Read More
1989 - 1990 3 More Events
Attempting to regain the titles, he defeated Donovan Ruddock twice in 1991, but he pulled out of a fight with undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield 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

THIRTIES

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 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, Tyson had three fights. … Read More
2001 35 Years Old Tyson fought only once in 2001, beating Brian Nielsen in Copenhagen with a seventh round TKO.
2002 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Tyson once again had the opportunity to fight for a heavyweight championship in 2002. … Read More
In another Memphis fight on February 22, 2003, Tyson beat fringe contender Clifford Etienne 49 seconds into round one. … Read More
2004 38 Years Old On July 30, 2004, Tyson faced British boxer Danny Williams in another comeback fight, this time staged in Louisville, Kentucky. … Read More
2005 39 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 11, 2005, Tyson stunned the boxing world by quitting before the start of the seventh round in a close bout against journeyman Kevin McBride. … Read More

FORTIES

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.
In February 2013, Tyson took his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth on a 36-city, three-month national tour. … Read More
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