- Won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, including 12 in the first round. In his 28th bout, Tyson became the youngest boxer to hold a heavyweight title (20 years, 4 months).
- Owned all three of boxing's major heavyweight title belts from August 1987 until February 1990, when he lost to 42-to-1 underdog James "Buster" Douglas in Tokyo.
- Inspired the Nintendo video game Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! as well as the DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince single "I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson" during his late-'80s heyday.
- Served three years in an Indiana prison (1992-95) after being convicted of raping Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room.
- Bit the ear of Evander Holyfield twice during their 1997 rematch in Las Vegas, forcing the referee to end the fight and disqualify Tyson after three rounds.
- Appeared in the 2009 hit film The Hangover, a bachelor-party-in-Las Vegas romp that incorporated Tyson's mansion and pet tiger into the plot.
- Denise — Sister
- D'Amato Kilrain Tyson — Son
- Mickey Tyson — Daughter
- Lorna Smith — Mother
- Exodus Tyson — Daughter
- Monica Turner — Ex-wife
- Rayna Tyson — Daughter
- Miguel Tyson — Son
- Jimmy Kirkpatrick — Father
- Robin Givens — Ex-wife
- Kiki Tyson — Wife
- Amir Tyson — Son
- Rodney Tyson — Brother
- Milan Tyson — Daughter
- Morocco Elijah Tyso — Son
- Birth Name: Michael Gerard Tyson
- Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
- Birthday: June 30, 1966, Cancer
- Profession: Former boxer
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