Mike Tyson’s full name is Michael Gerald Tyson; he is a famous but a retired boxer. He was born on 30th June 1966 in Brooklyn, USA. He made his first heavyweight win at the age of 20 and has been the king in the world of boxing from 1985 until 2005, when he finally retired. His career flourished for 20 years, where he became an established boxer and champion of his time.
Tyson grew within a community with a high crime rate, and at only 13, he was caught up in a crime. He got arrested about 38 times and eventually was sent to a school in New York, Tyron School, where he met Bobby Stewart, a retired boxer who discovered Tyson’s boxing talent. He trained him and later introduced him to one Cus D’Amato. The latter became his guardian and helped him become a professional boxer by 1985.
Mike Tyson Records
Mike Tyson has won many boxing matches since 1985. In the first year, he won all the boxing games he participated in. Even though his guardian died as soon as Tyson’s career started taking, he stuck to what he had taught him and went on to enjoy a glamorous career. His biggest win happened in 1987 when he won the World Boxing Association belt. This made him famous and popular with the media. Later in the same year, he won another prestigious award, the International Boxing Federation belt. By the end of the same year, he made a record as the first-ever fighter to hold three big belts simultaneously; IBF, WBC, and WBA belts. He became an undisputed champion in boxing.
Tyson swept the world by storm and became larger than anything people would have imagined him to be. Despite the challenges that came into his way later in life, he remains the only boxer to have started his career at a young age and amassed a record of 22 wins by the time he was 20. Besides, he was the youngest fighter to beat Trevor Berbick, a match that saw him take the WBC belt home.
Today at the age of 54, many of his records remain unbroken, and he is still a name to reckon with and still active in the rings on special occasions.
Tyson Next Fight
The retired undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will be facing Roy James Jr., a former four-division defender who is 51 years old. This will be the first contest since 2005, and according to Tyson, he will be doing charity financial help. He is also not afraid of fighting with one of the current highly rated heavyweights.
Mike Tyson Net Worth
Mike Tyson is estimated to be worth about $3 million. Throughout his two-decade career, he made over $400 million but lost most of it over the years. He spent most of the money on flashy cars, expensive homes, and high-end lifestyles, just like most celebrities. He still earns due to his celebrity status especially in Hollywood where he gets some roles.