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Mike Tyson Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Gerard Tyson
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Former boxer

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Rodney Tyson -- Brother
  • Exodus Sierra Tyson -- Daughter
  • Mickey Tyson -- Daughter
  • Milan Tyson -- Daughter
  • Rayna Tyson -- Daughter
  • Kimberly Scarborough -- Ex-significant Other
  • Sol Xochitl -- Ex-significant Other
  • Monica Turner -- Ex-wife
  • Jimmy Kirkpatrick -- Father
  • Lorna Smith -- Mother
  • Denise -- Sister
  • Amir Tyson -- Son
  • Miguel Tyson -- Son
  • Morocco Elijah Tyson -- Son