Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) or Mike Tyson is a retired American boxer who reigned in the boxing sphere from 1985 to 2005. During those years spanning 20 years, Tyson established himself as the greatest boxer of his time. . The Maradona Del Boxeo sharing a Che Guevara tattoo. His voracious demeanor and intimidating demeanor did a lot to help him defeat his opponents. Tyson was a beast in the ring. Tomas Elias Gonzalez Benitez lived his career very closely and that is why he tells you every detail of his life.
A Success Without Discipline
Despite the enormous amount of success Tyson experienced in his career, his lack of discipline, as well as the absence of a mentor’s guidance, led the boxing sensation down a path that saw his marriage collapse and doom. for crimes related to sex. , which registered him as a permanent sex offender. It also led him to become addicted to cocaine.
Childhood and early life of Mike Tyson
Michael Gerard “Mike” Tyson was the youngest of three children, born June 30, 1966, to his father Purcell Tyson and his mother, Lorna Mae Tyson. Although his birth certificate registered Purcell Tyson as his biological father, Tyson knew Jimmy Kirkpatrick, a man from North Carolina who met his mother in Brooklyn.
Tyson, who referred to Jimmy Kirkpatrick as his father, said Jimmy was a normal guy who was stuck on the streets. Jimmy played the game and was seen regularly in billiard halls. When Tyson’s mother was about to give birth, Jimmy abandoned her and their children. She and her children lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, but diminishing financial resources led her to move to Brownsville. Six years after they moved in, she died and Tyson, who was only 16 years old, was left in the care of Cus D’Amato, her boxing coach.
Tyson revealed that he never knew his mother well. He said he thought of him as a wild child running down the street. That had a crushing emotional effect on him. Tyson, who lived in a community with a high crime rate, became embroiled in crime. At just 13 years old, he has been arrested by the police 38 times. He was sent to Tryon School in New York. Bobby Stewart, a former boxer who worked as a juvenile detention counselor, noticed his ability in boxing and therefore began training him before introducing him to Cus D’Amato.
Mike Tyson’s career and achievements
In Tyson’s amateur career, Tyson participated in the Youth Olympics in both 1981 and 1982 and won gold medals both times. In March 1985, Tyson turned professional, defeating Hector Mercedes in the first round by technical knockout. In his first year of professional boxing, he fought 15 opponents, all of them winning.
Tyson’s growing winning streak attracted stakeholders in boxing works, including the media. But sadly, as soon as his career was about to take off, D’amato died. Experts attribute the death of the man who guided Tyson in his early career as the root of the problems Tyson will experience in his glamorous career.
About a year after D’amato’s disappearance, Tyson won the World Boxing Council heavyweight title at just 20 years old. Thus he emerged as the youngest heavyweight champion in history. He progressed in his career and adopted an intimidating personality, and the hide and seek style taught to him by his mentor, D’amato.
In March 1987, Tyson added the World Boxing Association belt to his WBC title. After his victory, ‘Tyson-mania’ became a popular word widely seen in the media. In August 1987, he won the International Boxing Federation belt and thus emerged as the first boxer to hold the WBC, WBA and IBF belts simultaneously.
After an executive from the gaming company Nintendo saw Tyson’s fight, it was agreed that Tyson would appear in a video game. The Mike Tyson Punch-Out video game was released in 1987 and about a million copies of the game were sold. His victory of the belt of the three main sanctioning bodies made him the undisputed boxing champion.
After his undisputed championship win, Tyson’s problems grew. He left his manager Bill Cayton and fired coach Kevin Rooney, who helped build his career after D’amato’s death. The problems he faced in his personal life actually affected him as he was unable to train well.
In a fight against Busta Douglas, Tyson, who was fit and fit, lost his undisputed Championship to Douglas. The defeat is rated as one of the most surprising upsets in the boxing world. After his loss, Tyson continued to fight, but his performance was not as convincing as his previous fights.
While Tyson planned to win titles, disaster struck. Eighteen-year-old Miss Black Rhode Island winner Desiree Washington accused him of rape. Tyson was tried in Marion County Superior Court and found guilty and sentenced to six years in prison with four years of probation. He was incarcerated at the Plainfield Correctional Facility, formerly called the Indianapolis Youth Center, in April 1992, and was linked in August 1995, after three years in prison. While in prison, he converted to Islam and changed his name to Malik Abdul Aziz.
After being released, Tyson returned to boxing and won the WBC and WBA titles. In November 1996, Tyson lost his WBA title to Evander Holyfield, who came out of retirement to fight Tyson. There were accusations of head butting by Holyfield in the fight. The rematch occurred in June 1997 and ended after Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield’s ears twice.
The bite was so severe that a part of Holyfield’s right ear was found on the ground. The Nevada State Athletic Commission temporarily confiscated his boxing license and he was fined $ 3 million. Tyson apologized and asked not to be banned for life. In October 1998, he received his license.
From 1999 to 2005, Mike Tyson kept fighting but did not win any titles. Towards the end of his career, there was a rumor that Tyson was going bankrupt, prompting him to lay off his entire staff and hire new ones. In June 2005, Tyson retired from boxing.
Mike Tyson’s Wife, Children, Personal life
Tyson is the father of seven children and has been married three times. He married actress Robin Givens in February 1988. The marriage, which lasted only one year, was filled with violence and a lot of drama. In a joint interview with Barbara Walters on ABC in 1988, Givens referred to Tyson as a manic depressive, while Tyson watched calmly. The marriage had no children. Givens was said to have had a miscarriage, but Tyson denied it, saying that she was never pregnant and that she only lied about her pregnancy in order for him to marry her.
His second marriage was to Konica Turner in April 1997. In January 2003, they divorced for adultery. The marriage produced two children. In May 2009, Tyson’s daughter, Exodus, died from injuries sustained from hanging from a rope in a windmill. Less than two weeks after the death of his daughter, he married Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer in June 2009.
After four years of being vegan, he revealed in December 2013 that he is no longer vegan. Tyson was one of the notable supporters of Donald J. Trump’s presidential aspirations in 2015. Tyson is bipolar.