Mike Tyson

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Mike Tyson

Michael Gerard Tyson (June 30, 1966)[1] is an American retired boxer. In 1986, he had his 28th professional match (or fight) as a professional boxer; Because he won that fight also, the World Boxing Council (WBC) gave him the title "World Champion".

He held the heavyweight championship.[2]

Mike Tyson became a professional boxer in 1985 and won a heavyweight title from Trevor Berbick in 1986.[2] He was the youngest man to win a heavyweight title belt.[2] He became recognized as the undisputed champion when he beat Michael Spinks in 1988. He lost his title to Buster Douglas in 1990. Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. [3]

He was convicted of rape in 1992 and served three years in jail.[2][4] When he was released he started boxing again and won a few heavyweight titles. Evander Holyfield was the first fighter to beat him in his return. Tyson also fought Lennox Lewis, who beat him, too. He retired from boxing in 2005.

Mike Tyson refereed one match at WrestleMania 14 and later on wrestled in a tag-team match on WWE Raw where he betrayed his partner, Chris Jericho. For these efforts, he was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. He has his a video game called Mike Tyson's Punch Out! named after him. Inducted to the International boxing hall of fame in 2011.

He converted to Islam and became a Muslim he adopted the name Malik Abdul Aziz; other sources reported this name as Malik Shabazz.

References[change | change source]

  1. imdb.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Police: Mike Tyson detained at Los Angeles airport". Retrieved 2009-11-11.[permanent dead link]
  3. "Mike Tyson Height, Weight, Age, Measurements, Net Worth". Celebrity Measurements. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  4. Pahwa, Varun. "Mike Tyson Biography: The Rise, Fall, & Rebirth of a Champion". Retrieved 2021-11-15.

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Preceded by
Trevor Berbick
Heavyweight boxing champion
Nov 22,1986 –Feb 11, 1990
Succeeded by
Buster Douglas