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[[Image:Miketyson.JPG|left|thumb|"Iron" Mike Tyson]]  
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[[File:WBHF Logo.jpg|right|thumb|200px|World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee]]
 
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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]] (1979-1985), [[Kevin Rooney]] (1985-1988), [[Aaron Snowell]] (1989-1990), [[Richie Giachetti]] (1990-1991, 1997), [[Jay Bright]] (1995-1996), [[Tommy Brooks]] (1999-2001), [[Ronnie Shields]] (2002),<br>[[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>
 
'''[[:Category:Mike Tyson Gallery|Mike Tyson Gallery]]'''
 
'''[[: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 has been listed as 24-3. Cyber Boxing Zone lists his record as 48-6.
*At age 20, Tyson became the youngest World Heavyweight champion with a [[Trevor Berbick vs. Mike Tyson|2nd round TKO]] over [[Trevor Berbick]].
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*1981 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion. Results:
*1984 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
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**Jesus Esparza - RSC 1
* Named [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|Prospect of the Year]] in 1985.
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**Randy Wesley - RSC 1
*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] in 1986 and 1988.
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**Joe Cortez - RSC 1
*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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*1981 Ernie Bennett - L 3
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*1982 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion. Results:
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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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*1982 U.S. Amateur Championships. Results:
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**[[Al Evans]] - L RSC 2
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*1983 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Finalist. Results:
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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 U.S. Amateur Championships. Results:
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**[[Kimmuel Odum]] - L DQ 2
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*1983 Ohio State Fair Heavyweight Champion. Results:
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**[[Jerry Goff]] - KO 1
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**[[Olian Alexander]] - W
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*1983 United States Under-19 Heavyweight Champion, defeating Mark Scott by RSC 1
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*1984 United States Under-19 Heavyweight Champion, defeating Orbit Pough by KO 1
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*1984 National [[Golden Gloves]] Heavyweight Champion. Results:<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 Heavyweight Finalist. Results:
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**Kelton Brown - KO 1
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**Avery Rawls - W 3
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**[[Henry Milligan]] - RSC 2
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**[[Henry Tillman]] - L 3
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*1984 United States Olympic Box-Offs. Results:
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**Olian Alexander - W 3
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**Henry Tillman - L 3
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*1984 Tammer Tournament Heavyweight Gold Medalist in Tampere, Finland. Results:
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**[[Istvan Szikora]] (Hungary) - W 3 (3-2)
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**[[Haakan Brock]] (Sweden) - W 3 (5-0)
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{{Succession box|
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before=[[Olian Alexander]]|
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title=[[National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champions|National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion]]|
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after=[[Jerry Goff]]|
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years=1984}}
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==Exhibition "World Tour"==
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== Professional Career ==
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*[[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] named Tyson the 1985 [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|Prospect of the Year]].
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*Tyson knocked out [[Trevor Berbick]] in two rounds to win the [[WBC]] Heavyweight Championship on [[Trevor Berbick vs. Mike Tyson|November 22, 1986]]. At the age of 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days, Tyson became the youngest fighter ever to win a world title at heavyweight.
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*''The Ring'' and the [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year|Boxing Writers Association of America]] named Tyson the 1986 [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]].
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*Tyson defeated [[James (Bonecrusher) Smith]] by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision to win the [[WBA]] Heavyweight Championship on [[Mike Tyson vs. James (Bonecrusher) Smith|March 7, 1987]].
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*Tyson defeated [[Tony Tucker]] by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the [[IBF]] Heavyweight Championship on [[Mike Tyson vs. Tony Tucker|August 1, 1987]]. At the age of 21 years, 1 month, and 2 days, Tyson became the youngest fighter ever to unify all the major world heavyweight titles.
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*Tyson knocked out [[Larry Holmes]] in four rounds on [[Mike Tyson vs. Larry Holmes|January 22, 1988]]. It was the only knockout loss Holmes suffered in his 75-fight pro career.
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*Tyson knocked out [[Michael Spinks]] in one round to win the [[World Heavyweight Champion|lineal World Heavyweight Championship]] on [[Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks|June 27, 1988]]. The round was named the 1988 [[Ring Magazine Round of the Year|Round of the Year]] by ''The Ring''.
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*''The Ring'' and the Boxing Writers Association of America named Tyson the 1988 Fighter of the Year.
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*[[James (Buster) Douglas]] knocked out Tyson in ten rounds to win the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship on [[Mike Tyson vs. James (Buster) Douglas|February 11, 1990]]. At the age of 23 years, 7 months, and 12 days, Tyson became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion ever to lose the championship. Douglas' win was named the 1990 [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year|Upset of the Year]] by ''The Ring''.
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*Tyson knocked out [[Frank Bruno]] in three rounds to regain the WBC Heavyweight Championship on [[Frank Bruno vs. Mike Tyson (2nd meeting)|March 16, 1996]].
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*Tyson knocked out [[Bruce Seldon]] in one round to regain the WBA Heavyweight Championship on [[Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson|September 7, 1996]].
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*Tyson relinquished the WBC title on September 24, 1996 rather than face [[Lennox Lewis]], the #1 contender.
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*[[Evander Holyfield]] knocked out Tyson in eleven rounds to win the WBA Heavyweight Championship on [[Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1st meeting)|November 9, 1996]]. The fight was named the 1996 [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|Fight of the Year]] by ''The Ring''.
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*Tyson fought Evander Holyfield on [[Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson (2nd meeting)|June 28, 1997]] in an attempt to regain the WBA Heavyweight Championship and avenge his second pro loss. Tyson was disqualified after the third round for biting both of Holyfield's ears. He was fined $3 million and had his license revoked.
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*Lennox Lewis knocked out Tyson in eight rounds on [[Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson|June 8, 2002]] to successfully defend the WBC/IBF Heavyweight Championship. The knockout was named the 2002 [[Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year|Knockout of the Year]] by ''The Ring''.
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*Tyson was inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2010 and the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2011.
  
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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== 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]].
  
==Legal Troubles==
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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."
  
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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==Notes==
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*Following his [[Mike Tyson vs. Marvis Frazier|first-round knockout]] of [[Marvis Frazier]] on July 26, 1986, Tyson said his favorite punch was the right uppercut.
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*Tyson recorded 22 first-round knockouts and 33 knockouts within the first three rounds.
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*Four boxers retired after being knocked out by Tyson: [[Trent Singleton]], [[Sterling Benjamin]], [[Michael Spinks]], and [[Frank Bruno]].
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*Tyson was nvolved in a street fight with former opponent [[Mitch Green]] on August 23, 1988. Green won a lawsuit over the incident and was awarded $45,000 on October 15, 1997.
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*Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged that Tyson raped her in an Indianapolis hotel room on July 19, 1991. He was found guilty on one count of rape and two counts of criminal deviate conduct on February 10, 1992. Tyson served three years in prison.
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*Tyson was scheduled to fight Evander Holyfield for the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship on November 8, 1991, but withdrew due to a rib injury. Tyson went to prison before the fight could be rescheduled. 
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*Tyson converted to Islam while he was in prison. His Muslim name is Malik Abdul Aziz.
  
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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==Quotes==
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*“Everybody has a plan 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."
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
*[http://www.tysontalk.com/ tysontalk.com]
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*[http://miketyson.com/ Official Mike Tyson Website]
*[http://boxing.about.com/od/records/a/tyson_timeline_2.htm about.com timeline]
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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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*[http://www.reocities.com/pedrinet/tyson.html Amateur Record]
  
 
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Revision as of 16:46, 4 May 2013

MikeTyson.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 (1979-1985), 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 has been listed as 24-3. Cyber Boxing Zone lists his record as 48-6.
  • 1981 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion. Results:
    • Jesus Esparza - RSC 1
    • Randy Wesley - RSC 1
    • Joe Cortez - RSC 1
  • 1981 Ernie Bennett - L 3
  • 1982 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion. Results:
    • Tito Llanes - RSC 1
    • Jonathan Littles - RSC 2
    • Don Cozad - RSC 1
    • Kelton Brown - RSC 1
  • 1982 U.S. Amateur Championships. Results:
  • 1983 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Finalist. Results:
  • 1983 U.S. Amateur Championships. Results:
  • 1983 Ohio State Fair Heavyweight Champion. Results:
  • 1983 United States Under-19 Heavyweight Champion, defeating Mark Scott by RSC 1
  • 1984 United States Under-19 Heavyweight Champion, defeating Orbit Pough by KO 1
  • 1984 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion. Results:
  • 1984 United States Olympic Trials Heavyweight Finalist. Results:
  • 1984 United States Olympic Box-Offs. Results:
    • Olian Alexander - W 3
    • Henry Tillman - L 3
  • 1984 Tammer Tournament Heavyweight Gold Medalist in Tampere, Finland. Results:


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."

Notes

  • Following his first-round knockout of Marvis Frazier on July 26, 1986, Tyson said his favorite punch was the right uppercut.
  • Tyson recorded 22 first-round knockouts and 33 knockouts within the first three rounds.
  • Four boxers retired after being knocked out by Tyson: Trent Singleton, Sterling Benjamin, Michael Spinks, and Frank Bruno.
  • Tyson was nvolved in a street fight with former opponent Mitch Green on August 23, 1988. Green won a lawsuit over the incident and was awarded $45,000 on October 15, 1997.
  • Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged that Tyson raped her in an Indianapolis hotel room on July 19, 1991. He was found guilty on one count of rape and two counts of criminal deviate conduct on February 10, 1992. Tyson served three years in prison.
  • Tyson was scheduled to fight Evander Holyfield for the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship on November 8, 1991, but withdrew due to a rib injury. Tyson went to prison before the fight could be rescheduled.
  • Tyson converted to Islam while he was in prison. His Muslim name is Malik Abdul Aziz.

Quotes

  • “Everybody has a plan 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