Mike Tyson, a native of the United States, is a retired professional boxer who held a career that spanned from 1985 to 2005. Mike Tyson, once nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite,” is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. From 1987 to 1990, he was undisputed heavyweight champion. Michael Gerard Tyson is his full name. He was born on June 30, 1966. Twelve of Mike Tyson’s first 19 professional fights were knockouts. Mike Tyson won his first heavyweight title at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. He was the first and only heavyweight to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles. Mike Tyson became lineal champion the following year by knocking out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds. Mike Tyson was knocked out by underdog Buster Douglas in 1990.
Mike Tyson was convicted of rape in 1992 and sentenced to six years in prison, but released after three. After his release in 1995, he fought a series of comeback fights and regained the WBA and WBC titles in 1996, joining Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, Tim Witherspoon, Evander Holyfield, and George Foreman as the only boxers to do so. Mike Tyson lost the WBA title to Evander Holyfield by eleventh-round stoppage after losing the WBC title. Mike Tyson was disqualified from their 1997 rematch for biting Holyfield’s ears, one bite removing part of his right ear. Mike Tyson lost the heavyweight title to Lennox Lewis in 2002. Mike Tyson was known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style and controversial behavior. He was ranked 16th on The Ring’s list of 100 greatest punchers and first on ESPN’s list of “The Hardest Hitters in Heavyweight History” Sky Sports called him “the most ferocious fighter” He’s in the International and World Boxing Halls of Fame.
Mike Tyson has been married three times and has seven children, one deceased, with three women. Robin Givens was his first wife from February 7, 1988 to February 14, 1989. Mike Tyson was accused of violence, spousal abuse, and mental instability during his marriage to Robin Givens. Mike Tyson admitted punching Robin Givens in Fire and Fear: The Inside Story of Mike Tyson and called it “the best punch of my life.” Mike Tyson called the book “flawed.” She said she had a miscarriage, but Mike Tyson said she was never pregnant and lied to get him to marry her. The couple lived in a New Jersey mansion during their marriage. Mike Tyson was married to Monica Turner from 1997 to 2003. Turner was a pediatric resident at Georgetown University Medical Center in D.C. Michael Steele, former Maryland Lt. Gov. and RNC member, is her brother. Monica Turner filed for divorce from Mike Tyson in January 2002, citing adultery during their five-year marriage. They had two children, Amir and Ramsey.
Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter Exodus was found unconscious and dangling from a treadmill on May 25, 2009. Mike Tyson traveled from Las Vegas to Phoenix to be with her. She died on May 26, 2009. Eleven days after his daughter’s death, Mike Tyson married longtime girlfriend Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer, 32, in a private ceremony on June 6, 2009. They have a daughter named Milan and a son named Morocco. Mike Tyson appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ show in March 2011 to promote Taking on Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson discussed his sobriety and vegan diet with Ellen DeGeneres. In August 2013, he admitted he lied about his sobriety and was dying of alcoholism.
Mike Tyson & His Skateboard Knocked-Out
Mike Tyson was almost knocked out after he fell off a skateboard in front of Tony Hawk, who is a big name in skateboarding. While Mike Tyson was recording his podcast, “Hotboxin With Mike Tyson,” skateboarding great Tony Hawk appeared to be teaching heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson how to ride a board.
Mike Tyson and Tony Hawk, a renowned in the sport of skateboarding, were having a conversation before the legendary boxer hopped on the skateboard with unlimited enthusiasm. When he started moving backwards and muttering, “Oh, I better stop this,” it was a sign that things were about to take a turn for the worse. According to the Daily Mail, he then smashed through the wall and landed on the leather seat that was nearby after the collision.
Mike Tyson humorously tried to play it down because there was someone in the background, which would have prevented him from being seen running away. Even Tony Hawk could be seen grinning from the sidelines. After some time, Mike Tyson shared the footage on Instagram, claiming that the seat had kept him safe.