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    • 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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