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[[Image:Miketyson.JPG|left|200px|Mike "Iron" Tyson]]  
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'''Trainers''': [[Kevin Rooney]] (1985-88), [[Richie Giachetti]] (1995-97), [[Ronnie Shields]] (2003) [[Freddy Roach]] (2004), [[Jeff Fenech]] (2005)<br>  
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'''Trainers:''' [[Cus D'Amato]], [[Kevin Rooney]] (1985-1988), [[Aaron Snowell]] (1989-1990), [[Richie Giachetti]] (1990-1991, 1997), [[Jay Bright]] (1995-1996), [[Tommy Brooks]] (1999-2001), [[Ronnie Shields]] (2002), [[Freddie Roach]] (2003-2004), [[Jeff Fenech]] (2005)<br>
'''Managers''': [[Bill Cayton]] and [[Jim Jacobs]] (1985-88), [[Rory Holloway]] and [[John Horne]] (1988-1997) [[Shelly Finkel]] (1999-2005)<br>  
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'''Managers:''' [[Bill Cayton]] and [[Jim Jacobs]] (1985-88), [[Rory Holloway]] and [[John Horne]] (1988-1997), [[Shelly Finkel]] (1999-2005)<br>
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'''[[:Category:Mike Tyson Gallery|Mike Tyson Gallery]]'''
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==Career Review==
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== Amateur Career ==
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*'''Amateur Record:''' Tyson's amateur record is approximately 48-6.
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*1981 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion
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*1982 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion<br>
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**[[Tito Llanes]] - RSC 1
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**[[Jonathan Littles]] - RSC 2
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**Don Cozad - RSC 1
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**Kelton Brown - RSC 1
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*1983 National Golden Gloves Tournament finalist<br>
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**Ronald Williams - RSC 1
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**[[Andrew Stokes]] - RSC 3
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**Mike Bardwell - RSC 1
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**[[Warren Thompson]] - W 3
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**[[Craig Payne]] - L 3
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*1983 Ohio State Fair Heavyweight Champion, defeating [[Olian Alexander]] by decision
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*1983 United States Under 19 Heavyweight Champion
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*1984 United States Under 19 Heavyweight Champion, defeating Orbit Pough by RSC 1
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*1984 National [[Golden Gloves]] Heavyweight Champion<br>
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**[[Derek Isaman]] - W 3                                               
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**Richard Johnson - RSC 3                                             
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**Johnny Williams - RSC 1                                             
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**[[Rocky Pepeli]] - RSC 2                                               
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**[[Jonathan Littles]] - RSC 1
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*1984 United States [[Olympics|Olympic]] Trials finalist, losing to [[Henry Tillman]] by decision
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*Lost to Henry Tillman by decision at the 1984 United States Olympic Box-Offs
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*1984 Tammer Tournament Gold medalist at Heavyweight, in Tampere, Finland.
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**Defeated [[Istvan Szikora]] (Hungary) Points
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**Defeated [[Haakan Brock]] (Sweden) 5-0
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*At age 20, Tyson became the youngest World Heavyweight champion with a 2nd round TKO over [[Boxer:Trevor Berbick:000247|Trevor Berbick]].
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== Professional Career ==
*1984 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
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*At age 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titlist with a [[Trevor Berbick vs. Mike Tyson|second-round TKO]] of [[Trevor Berbick]] to win the [[WBC]] heavyweight championship on November 22, 1986.
* Named [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|Prospect of the Year]] in 1985.
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*At the age of 21 years, 1 month, and 2 days, Tyson became the youngest unified heavyweight titlist with a [[Mike Tyson vs. Tony Tucker|twelve-round unanimous decision]] against [[Tony Tucker]] on August 1, 1987.
*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] in 1986 and 1988.
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*Tyson scored a [[Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks|first-round KO]] of [[Michael Spinks]] to win the [[World Heavyweight Champion|lineal heavyweight title]] on June 27, 1988.
*On September 28, 2006 it was reported that Mike Tyson was planning on a comeback, entitled, World Tour. Tyson would be engaging in four round exhibitions during this tour. Tyson said he hopes to fight 100 4-round exhibitions throughout the world in the next year. Tyson's "World Tour" is shades of the 1930s "Tour" by former World Heavyweight Champion [[Jack Dempsey]].
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*At the age of 23 years, 7 months, and 12 days, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titlist to lose the championship when he was knocked out in the [[Mike Tyson vs. James (Buster) Douglas|tenth round]] by [[James (Buster) Douglas]].
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*Named [[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|Prospect of the Year]] in 1985.
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*Named The Ring Magazine [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] in 1986 and 1988.
  
==Exhibition "World Tour"==
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== Exhibition Tour ==
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On September 28, 2006, "Mike Tyson's World Tour" was announced. Tyson said he anticipated taking the show to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "Mike Tyson's World Tour" was shades of the 1930's exhibition tour by former World Heavyweight Champion [[Jack Dempsey]].
  
On October 21, 2006, Tyson made the first stop of his exhibition tour in Youngstown, Ohio. Tyson fought [[Corey Sanders]] over four two and a half minute rounds. Both Tyson and Sanders wore t-shirts and Sanders wore headgear while Tyson did not. Tyson dropped Sanders in the first round, and to some ringside observers, also held Sanders up later in the round after landing a punch so he wouldn't be knocked out. Tyson weighed 241 1/2 pounds for the fight while Sanders weighed 292 1/2.
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On October 21, 2006, Tyson made the first and only stop of his exhibition tour in Youngstown, Ohio. Tyson and [[Corey Sanders]] boxed four two-and-a-half minute rounds. Tyson weighed 241.5 lbs, while Sanders weighed 292.5 lbs. Both boxers wore t-shirts, and Sanders wore headgear. Tyson dropped Sanders in the first round, but he didn't go for the knockout when Sanders got up. Later in the round, Tyson held Sanders up after landing another hard punch. The fans booed throughout the match. Promoter [[Sterling McPherson]] said afterwards, "I don't know what people were looking for. We weren't trying to fool anyone or pull the wool over anyone's eyes. This was an exhibition. People boo at real fights...This isn't about him beating anybody up."
  
==Legal Troubles==
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==Trivia==
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*Following his [[Mike Tyson vs. Marvis Frazier|first-round knockout]] of [[Marvis Frazier]] in 1986, Tyson said his favorite punch was the right uppercut.
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*Tyson was involved in a street fight with former opponent [[Mitch Green]] in 1988. In 1997, Green won a lawsuit over the incident and was awarded $45,000.
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*In 1991, Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged that Tyson raped her in an Indianapolis hotel room. He was arrested, tried, convicted and served three years in prison.
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*Tyson converted to Islam while he was in prison. His Muslim name is Malik Abdul Aziz.
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*Tyson was inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2010, the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2011, and the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.
  
On December 29, 2006, Tyson was arrested around 2 AM for suspicion of DUI and possession of cocaine (a felony). That afternoon, he was arraigned and ordered released without bond. Under the terms of his release, Tyson must submit to drug and alcohol testing and may not drink or take nonprescription drugs while the case is pending. He was also told not to leave the state of Arizona, the place where the crime took place. Tyson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 16, 2007.
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==Quotes==
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*“Everybody has plans until they get hit.
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*"I always try to catch them right on the tip of the nose because I try to push the bone into the brain."
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*"I can sell out Madison Square Garden masturbating."
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*"He (Wallace Matthews) called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse.”
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*"I`m on the Zoloft to keep me from killing y`all."
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*"I`m not Mother Teresa, but I`m not Charles Manson, either."
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*"Lennox Lewis, I'm coming for you, man. 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!"
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*"I guess I'm gonna fade into Bolivian."
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*"You're smart too late and old too soon."
  
On January 12, 2007, an Arizona Grand Jury has indicted Tyson on two counts of drug possession and two counts of driving under the influence of drugs.
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== External Links ==
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*[http://miketyson.com/ Official Mike Tyson Website]
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*[http://www.tysontalk.com/ TysonTalk - The #1 Mike Tyson News Source]
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*[http://boxing.about.com/od/records/a/tyson_timeline.htm About.com Mike Tyson Timeline]
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*[http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/tysonrec.htm Cyber Boxing Zone page]
  
 
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== See Also ==
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*[[Evander Holyfield]]
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[[Category:African American Boxers]]
*[[Lennox Lewis]]
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[[Category:Muslim Boxers]]
*[[James (Buster) Douglas]]
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[[Category:National Golden Gloves Champions]]
 
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[[Category:World Heavyweight Champions]]
== External Links ==
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[[Category:American World Champions]]
*[http://www.tysontalk.com/ tysontalk.com]
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[[Category:IBHOF Members]]
*[http://boxing.about.com/od/records/a/tyson_timeline_2.htm about.com timeline]
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Revision as of 18:22, 28 January 2013

Tyson unified.jpg
Class of 2011
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Mike Tyson
Alias: Iron
Birth Name: Michael Gerard Tyson
Born: 1966-06-30
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Hometown: Henderson, Nevada, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 10″   /   178cm
Reach: 71″   /   180cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Cus D'Amato, Kevin Rooney (1985-1988), Aaron Snowell (1989-1990), Richie Giachetti (1990-1991, 1997), Jay Bright (1995-1996), Tommy Brooks (1999-2001), Ronnie Shields (2002), Freddie Roach (2003-2004), Jeff Fenech (2005)
Managers: Bill Cayton and Jim Jacobs (1985-88), Rory Holloway and John Horne (1988-1997), Shelly Finkel (1999-2005)
Mike Tyson Gallery

Amateur Career

  • Amateur Record: Tyson's amateur record is approximately 48-6.
  • 1981 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion
  • 1982 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion
  • 1983 National Golden Gloves Tournament finalist
  • 1983 Ohio State Fair Heavyweight Champion, defeating Olian Alexander by decision
  • 1983 United States Under 19 Heavyweight Champion
  • 1984 United States Under 19 Heavyweight Champion, defeating Orbit Pough by RSC 1
  • 1984 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
  • 1984 United States Olympic Trials finalist, losing to Henry Tillman by decision
  • Lost to Henry Tillman by decision at the 1984 United States Olympic Box-Offs
  • 1984 Tammer Tournament Gold medalist at Heavyweight, in Tampere, Finland.


Preceded by:
Olian Alexander
National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
1984
Succeeded by:
Jerry Goff


Professional Career

Exhibition Tour

On September 28, 2006, "Mike Tyson's World Tour" was announced. Tyson said he anticipated taking the show to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "Mike Tyson's World Tour" was shades of the 1930's exhibition tour by former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey.

On October 21, 2006, Tyson made the first and only stop of his exhibition tour in Youngstown, Ohio. Tyson and Corey Sanders boxed four two-and-a-half minute rounds. Tyson weighed 241.5 lbs, while Sanders weighed 292.5 lbs. Both boxers wore t-shirts, and Sanders wore headgear. Tyson dropped Sanders in the first round, but he didn't go for the knockout when Sanders got up. Later in the round, Tyson held Sanders up after landing another hard punch. The fans booed throughout the match. Promoter Sterling McPherson said afterwards, "I don't know what people were looking for. We weren't trying to fool anyone or pull the wool over anyone's eyes. This was an exhibition. People boo at real fights...This isn't about him beating anybody up."

Trivia

  • Following his first-round knockout of Marvis Frazier in 1986, Tyson said his favorite punch was the right uppercut.
  • Tyson was involved in a street fight with former opponent Mitch Green in 1988. In 1997, Green won a lawsuit over the incident and was awarded $45,000.
  • In 1991, Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged that Tyson raped her in an Indianapolis hotel room. He was arrested, tried, convicted and served three years in prison.
  • Tyson converted to Islam while he was in prison. His Muslim name is Malik Abdul Aziz.
  • Tyson was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010, the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011, and the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.

Quotes

  • “Everybody has plans until they get hit.”
  • "I always try to catch them right on the tip of the nose because I try to push the bone into the brain."
  • "I can sell out Madison Square Garden masturbating."
  • "He (Wallace Matthews) called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse.”
  • "I`m on the Zoloft to keep me from killing y`all."
  • "I`m not Mother Teresa, but I`m not Charles Manson, either."
  • "Lennox Lewis, I'm coming for you, man. 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!"
  • "I guess I'm gonna fade into Bolivian."
  • "You're smart too late and old too soon."

External Links


Preceded by:
Trevor Berbick
WBC Heavyweight Champion
1986 Nov 22 – 1990 Feb 11
Succeeded by:
James (Buster) Douglas
Preceded by:
James (Bonecrusher) Smith
WBA Heavyweight Champion
1987 Mar 7 – 1990 Feb 11
Succeeded by:
James (Buster) Douglas
Preceded by:
Tony Tucker
IBF Heavyweight Champion
1987 Aug 1 – 1990 Feb 11
Succeeded by:
James (Buster) Douglas
Preceded by:
Frank Bruno
WBC Heavyweight Champion
1996 Mar 16 – 1996 Sep 24
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Lennox Lewis
Preceded by:
Bruce Seldon
WBA Heavyweight Champion
1996 Sep 7 – 1996 Nov 9
Succeeded by:
Evander Holyfield