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Iron Mike Tyson
“Iron” Mike Tyson, also known as “Kid Dynamite” may be the greatest pound for pound boxer that has ever lived, but due to some unfortunate events his true talent will never be fully known. Mike Tyson’s career record is an impressive, 50 Wins, 6 Losses, 0 Draws and 2 No Contests and 44 knockouts and 1 Disqualification! Tyson was born June 30, 1966 in Brooklyn, NY, finding a life of small crimes. Tyson was arrested 38 times by age 13. Tyson became interested in boxing and won the Gold Medal twice, at 1981 and 1982′s Junior Olympics.
Iron Mike made his professional debut on March 6, 1985 at a young 18 years old in Albany, New York. Tyson defeated Hector Mercedes with a first round knockout quickly establishing him as someone to watch and attracting attention from famed boxing promoter, Don King. On November 22, 1986, Tyson was given his first title fight against Trevor Berbick for the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight championship. At the age of 20 years and 4 months, Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history. Tyson won the title with a TKO in the second round. Tyson remained heavyweight champion for almost four years after losing to James “Buster” Douglas in Tokyo, Japan. Tyson’s career began to take a downward turn after losing the title.
Tyson began to lose control of his personal life. His mother passed away, he lost the championship and was getting divorced from his wife, Robbin Givens. Tyson was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Miss Black Rhode Island, Desiree Washington in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison and four years of probation, but only served 3 years. While in prison, Tyson converted to Islam.
Mike Tyson Knockout Collection