Mike Tyson

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Mike Tyson

Born

6/30/1966, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Birth Name

Michael Gerald Tyson

Gender

Male

Also Known As

^Iron^ Mike Tyson, Kid Dynamite.
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Biography

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Mike Tyson was born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn to parents Lorna Smith Tyson and Jimmy Kirkpatrick. When he was young he was always getting into trouble with the police until he joined a boxing gym, his great physical specimen weighing 200 lbs at aged…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Mike Tyson was the special guest referee for the WWE championship match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 14.

    • Mike Tyson was good friends with rapper Tupac Shakur, and often came out for a fight with Tupac rap as his ringwalk music (most common song "Ambitionz Az A Ridah"). Tupac Shakur had been in attendance at one of his fights on the night he was killed in a drive-by shooting.

    • Mike Tyson admitted he was interested in breaking into the porn industry after allegedly being approached by representatives of porn superstar Jenna Jameson to appear in a movie with her. He seriously considered the offer because he was desperate for cash after blowing millions, however he snubbed the offer back in September 05.

    • Mike Tyson filed for bankruptcy in New York on August 1 2003.

    • Mike Tyson announced his retirement soon after his last fight with Kevin McBride, which was lost by TKO.

    • Mike Tyson's 48,000-square-foot mansion in Farmington, Connecticut was purchased by 50 Cent for $4.1 million on 21 Sept 2003.

    • Mike Tyson had a guest appearance in the WWF at WrestleMania XIV on March 29 1998, in which he faked being a member of "D-X" and ended up knocking out Shawn Michaels and making the 3 count for Austin to win the WWF champion title.

    • Mike Tyson has a hobby of collecting pigeons, he has cared for pigeons throughout his life.

    • Mike Tyson was 20 years and 144 days old when he won the WBC heavyweight title by defeating Trevor Berbick on November 22, 1986 in Las Vegas, USA.

    • Mike Tyson has a small role in Scary Movie 4 as a female boxer. After winning, he proceeds to bite off the ears of staff and ring-side spectators.

    • Mike Tyson was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Award in 1989.

    • Mike Tyson allegedly slapped around a parking attendant on April 9, 1989 in Los Angeles.

    • Mike Tyson was first arrested at aged 12 in Brooklyn for purse-snatching.

    • Mike Tyson compiled an impressive 24-3 amateur record.

    • Mike Tyson was banned for one year and fined $3,000,000 after biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear.

    • In The Simpsons, boxer and convicted felon Drederick Tatum is clearly modelled on Mike Tyson.

    • Mike Tyson reportedly earned over $400 million in his career, yet he was $34 million in debt before his 2005 fight with Kevin McBride, for which he was paid $5 million vs. McBride's $150,000.

    • Mike Tyson has a reach of 71".

    • Mike Tyson stands at 5'10" tall.

    • Mike Tyson has a fight record of
      W-50 L-6 D-0 (44KO's).

    • Mike Tyson has 7 children: Gena, D'Amato, Mikey, Rayna, Amir, Miguel, and Exodus.

    • After 16 months of marriage, Robin Givens divorced Mike Tyson on Valentine's Day, 1989.

  • Quotes

    • Mike Tyson: Without discipline, no matter how good you are, you are nothing! One day, and I might not be around; you're going to meet a tough guy who takes your best shot. He'll keep coming because he's tough. Don't get discouraged. That's when the discipline comes in.

    • Mike Tyson: I think the average person thinks I'm a fucking nut and I deserve whatever happens to me. That's what I believe.

    • Mike Tyson: I'm scared every time I go into the ring, but it's how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, 'Let's go'.

    • Mike Tyson (On his childhood): One morning I woke up and found my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died. I was devastated and was gonna use his crate as my stickball bat to honor him. I left the crate on my stoop and went in to get something and I returned to see the sanitation man put the crate into the crusher. I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple with a titanic right hand he was out cold, convulsing on the floor like an infantile retard.

    • Mike Tyson (About Lennox Lewis): I want to rip out his heart and feed it to him. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.

    • Mike Tyson: I'm scared every time I go into the ring, but it's how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, 'Let's go'.

    • Mike Tyson (On his mother who died in 1982): I never saw my mother happy with me and proud of me for doing something: She only knew me as being a wild kid running the streets, coming home with new clothes that she knew I didn't pay for. I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her. Professionally, it has no effect, but it's crushing emotionally and personally.

    • Mike Tyson (To a reporter): You're not man enough to fuck with me! You can't last two minutes in my world, bitch! Look at you scared now, you hoe. Scared like a little white pussy. Scared of the real man. I'll fuck you 'til you love me, faggot!

    • Mike Tyson: I love to hit people. I love to. Most celebrities are afraid someone's going to attack them. I want someone to attack me. No weapons. Just me and him. I like to beat men and beat them bad.

    • Mike Tyson: I don't know if I'm mentally sick, but I have... episodes sometimes. I'm a depressant kind of dude. I have episodes, and I'm human. But no one cares about my health as a human because sometimes I'm in my episodes when I'm at work.

    • Mike Tyson (On What looks to be the end of his career after loosing to Kevin McBride): I'm sorry I let everybody down, I'm fighting just to pay my bills. I don't have the stomach for this anymore... I don't have the desire for it. I feel bad for the people... I wish they could get their money back.

    • Mike Tyson: Every fighter's got a plan until they get hit in the mouth.

    • Mike Tyson: I'm the best ever. I'm the most brutal and most vicious and most ruthless champion there's ever been. There's no-one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? No. I'm Alexander, he's no Alexander. I'm the best ever. There's never been anybody as ruthless. I'm Sonny Liston. I'm Jack Dempsey, there's no one like me - I'm from their cloth. There's no one that can match me. My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah!

    • Mike Tyson: My power is discombobulatingly devastating. I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.

    • Mike Tyson: I don't have the stomach for this anymore, I most likely won't fight anymore. I'm not going to disrespect the sport by losing to this caliber of fighters.

    • Mike Tyson (May 1, 2002, press conference): I wish that you guys had children so I could kick them in the Fucking head or stomp on their testicles so you could feel my pain because that's the pain I have waking up every day.

    • Mike Tyson (Feb, 1986): I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose because I try to punch the bone into the brain.

    • Mike Tyson: I'm on the Zoloft to keep me from killing y'all.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • H's a great boxer and probably the most feared.

    10
    Let's see if I was put in a match against Tyson how long do you think I would last I would probably last 0.00000001 seconds. This guy is one of the best boxers having won almost every single match he's been in. He's probably gonna be remembered for that tattoo on his face and for biting a boxer's ear off. This dude I repeat this dude is crazy! But still for some reason I like this guy. He made a name for himself in boxing plus I saw his matches when he boxed for bills and charity. Mike Tyson is cool!moreless
  • He's aggressive, powerful and number 1.

    10
    Mike Tyson, It's obvious that he was the best heavyweight boxer of the late 80's - early 90's.

    No one could match his concusive power and fast hand speed, with both hands. He was probably the most feared man in the ring in boxing history.



    The great thing about Mike Tyson is that he didn't come from a nice neighbourhood or rich family.

    He was a nobody and made it to being world-wide famous-heavyweight champion of the world.

    Now that's some feat for someone to accomplise.



    Sure, he has been beat only a few times, but it's just bad luck on a bad day.

    In a good mood, Tyson could beat anyone.

    Including possibly Muhammad Ali, But that's one of those million dollar questions: "Who would win a fight between Mike Tyson or Muhammad Ali" - I don't know for sure and neither do you.



    Sure, he was an aggressive fighter with a bad attitude, but that's the way about it for powerfull boxers. Muscle over mind for those kind of champions.. Not the otherway about, as we seen from such champions as Muhammad Ali.



    So, To round it off - Mike Tyson was a great heavyweight boxer, not saying he was the best, but you can deny that he was a great champ.



    - KraigAmoreless
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