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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>
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*'''Trainers:''' [[Cus D'Amato]] (1979-1985), [[Kevin Rooney]] (1982-1988), [[Aaron Snowell]] (1989-1990), [[Richie Giachetti]] (1990-1991, 1997), [[Jay Bright]] (1995-1996, 2000-2001), [[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)<br>
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*'''Managers:''' [[Bill Cayton]] and [[Jim Jacobs]] (1985-88), [[Rory Holloway]] and [[John Horne]] (1988-1997), [[Shelly Finkel]] (1999-2005)
'''[[:Category:Mike Tyson Gallery|Mike Tyson Gallery]]'''
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*'''Promoters:''' [[Don King Productions]] (1988-1998), [[America Presents Boxing]] (1998-2001)
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*'''[[:Category:Mike Tyson Gallery|Mike Tyson Gallery]]
  
== Amateur Career ==
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== Amateur Highlights ==
*'''Amateur Record:''' Tyson's amateur record has been listed as 24-3 and 14-4. Cyber Boxing Zone lists his record as 48-6.
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[[File:Mike_cus1-530x317.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Tyson with Cus D'Amato]]
*1981 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion
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[[File:1984-mike-tyson-henry-tillman-079089988.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Tyson vs. Henry Tillman at the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials.]]
*1982 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion<br> Results:
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*Amateur Record: [http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.geocities.ws/pedrinet/tyson.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dwww.geocities.ws/pedrinet/tyson.html%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DexI%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official 48-6 (38 KO)]
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**5 of 6 amateur losses were considered controversial.
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**Only stoppage loss as an amateur was at age 16 and his opponent Al 'Chico' Evans was aged 27.
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*1981 United States Junior Olympic Heavyweight Champion. Results:
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**Jesus Esparza - RSC 1
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**Randy Wesley - RSC 1
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**Joe Cortez - RSC 1
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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
 
**[[Jonathan Littles]] - RSC 2
 
**[[Jonathan Littles]] - RSC 2
 
**Don Cozad - RSC 1
 
**Don Cozad - RSC 1
 
**Kelton Brown - RSC 1
 
**Kelton Brown - RSC 1
*1983 National Golden Gloves Tournament finalist<br> Results:
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*1982 U.S. Amateur Championships. Results:
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**[[Al Evans]] - L RSC 3
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*1983 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Finalist. Results:
 
**Ronald Williams - RSC 1
 
**Ronald Williams - RSC 1
 
**[[Andrew Stokes]] - RSC 3
 
**[[Andrew Stokes]] - RSC 3
 
**Mike Bardwell - RSC 1
 
**Mike Bardwell - RSC 1
 
**[[Warren Thompson]] - W 3
 
**[[Warren Thompson]] - W 3
**[[Craig Payne]] - L 3
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**[[Craig Payne]] - L 3 (Controversial)
*1983 Ohio State Fair Heavyweight Champion, defeating [[Olian Alexander]] by decision
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*1983 U.S. Amateur Championships. Results:
*1983 Under 19 United States Heavyweight Champion
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**[[Kimmuel Odum]] - L DQ 2 (Controversial)
*1984 Under 19 United States Heavyweight Champion, defeating Orbit Pough by RSC 1
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*1983 Ohio State Fair Heavyweight Champion. Results:
*1984 National [[Golden Gloves]] Heavyweight Champion<br> Results:
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**[[Jerry Goff]] - KO 1
**[[Derek Isaman]] - W 3                                                
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**[[Olian Alexander]] - W/O
**Richard Johnson - RSC 3                                            
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*1983 United States Under-19 Heavyweight Champion, defeating Mark Scott by RSC 1
**Johnny Williams - RSC 1                                              
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*1984 United States Under-19 Heavyweight Champion, defeating Orbit Pough by KO 1
**[[Rocky Pepeli]] - RSC 2                                                
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*1984 National [[Golden Gloves]] Heavyweight Champion. Results:<br>
**[[Jonathan Littles]] - RSC 1  
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**[[Derek Isaman]] - W 3
*1984 United States [[Olympics|Olympic]] Trials finalist, losing to [[Henry Tillman]] by decision
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**Richard Johnson - RSC 3
*Lost to Henry Tillman by decision at the 1984 United States Olympic Box-Offs
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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 (Controversial)
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*1984 United States Olympic Box-Offs. Results:
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**Olian Alexander - W RSC 1
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**Henry Tillman - L 3 (Controversial)
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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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== Professional Career ==
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== Professional Highlights ==
*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.
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[[File:Tyson T-31.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Tyson wearing the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight title belts.]]
*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.
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[[File:Mike_Tyson_vs_Trevor_Berbick-42-50498888.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Tyson vs. Trevor Berbick]]
*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.  
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[[File:Tyson_hits_Bonecrusher.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Tyson vs. Bonecrusher Smith]]
*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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[[File:Tyson-v-Tucker_87.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Tyson vs. Tony Tucker]]
*Named [[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|Prospect of the Year]] in 1985.
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[[File:TysonBiggs.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Tyson vs. Tyrell Biggs]]
*Named The Ring Magazine [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] in 1986 and 1988.
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[[File:Tyson-holmes-large.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Tyson vs. Larry Holmes]]
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[[File:Mike-Tyson-v.s.-Michael-Spinks.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Tyson vs. Michael Spinks]]
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== Professional Record ==
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*Has a record of 12-4 (10 KO) in world title fights.
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*Has a record of 3-2 (3 KO) in lineal title fights.
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*Has a record of 11-4-0-1 (9 KO) against former or current world titlists:
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**Won against [[Alfonzo Ratliff]], [[Trevor Berbick]], [[James (Bonecrusher) Smith|James Smith]], [[Pinklon Thomas]], [[Tony Tucker]], [[Larry Holmes]], [[Tony Tubbs]], [[Michael Spinks]], [[Frank Bruno]] (twice), and [[Bruce Seldon]].
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**Lost against [[James (Buster) Douglas|James Douglas]], [[Evander Holyfield]] (twice), and [[Lennox Lewis]].
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**No Contest against [[Orlin Norris]].
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*Has a record of 3-4 (3 KO) against former or current lineal titlists:
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**Won against [[Alfonzo Ratliff]], [[Larry Holmes]], and [[Michael Spinks]].
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**Lost against [[James (Buster) Douglas|James Douglas]], [[Evander Holyfield]] (twice), and [[Lennox Lewis]].
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*Has a record of 2-3 (2 KO) against [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] inductees:
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**Won against [http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/holmes.html Larry Holmes] and [http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/spinks.html Michael Spinks].
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**Lost against [http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/lewislennox.html Lennox Lewis] and [http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/holyfield.html Evander Holyfield] (twice).
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*Has a record of 4-1 (4 KO) in fights outside his native United States.
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== Year-By-Year Record ==
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*1985: 15(15)-0
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*1986: 13(11)-0
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*1987: 4(2)-0
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*1988: 3(3)-0
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*1989: 2(2)-0
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*1990: 2(2)-1(1)
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*1991: 2(1)-0
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*1992-1994: Did not fight (served prison sentence)
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*1995: 2(1)-0
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*1996: 2(2)-1(1)
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*1997: 0-1
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*1998: Did not fight (suspended boxing license)
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*1999: 1(1)-0-0-1
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*2000: 2(2)-0-0-1
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*2001: 1(1)-0
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*2002: 0-1(1)
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*2003: 1(1)-0
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*2004: 0-1(1)
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*2005: 0-1(1)
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== World Titles ==
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*(2) [[WBC]] Heavyweight Title (1986-1990; 9 defenses, 1996; 0 defenses)
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*(2) [[WBA]] Heavyweight Title (1987-1990; 8 defenses, 1996; 0 defenses)
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*[[IBF]] Heavyweight Title (1987-1990; 6 defenses)
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== Unified & Undisputed Titles ==
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*(2) Unified Heavyweight Title (1987-1990; [[WBC]], [[WBA]], 1996; [[WBC]], [[WBA]])
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*Undisputed Heavyweight Title (1987-1990; [[WBC]], [[WBA]], [[IBF]])
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== The Ring Magazine Titles ==
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*World Heavyweight Title (1988-1990)
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== Lineal Titles ==
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*[[World Heavyweight Champion|World Heavyweight Title]] (1988-1990)
  
== Exhibition Tour ==
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== Awards & Recognition ==
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]].
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*[[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Defunct Awards|Prospect of the Year]] (1985)
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*(2) [[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] (1986, 1988)
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*[[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Round of the Year|Round of the Year]] (1988; 1st round [[Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks|vs. Michael Spinks]])
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*(4) [[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Event of the Year|Event of the Year]] (1995, 1997, 1998, 2002)
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*[[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|Fight of the Year]] (1996 [[Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1st meeting)|vs. Evander Holyfield]])
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*(2) [[Boxing Writers Association of America]] [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fight of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] (1986, 1988)
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*[[KO Magazine]] [[KO Magazine Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] (1986)
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*(2) [[KO Magazine]] [[KO Magazine Round of the Year|Round of the Year]] (1989; 1st round [[Mike Tyson vs. Frank Bruno (1st meeting)|vs. Frank Bruno]], 1990; 8th round [[Mike Tyson vs. James (Buster) Douglas|vs. James Douglas]])
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*Named the [[The Top 50 Fighters of the Last 50 Years|19th greatest boxer of the last 50 years]] by [[The Ring Magazine]] in 1996.
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*Names the [[:File:Sc00064da5.jpg|4th greatest heavyweight of all-time]] by [[Boxing Illustrated|International Boxing Digest]] in 1997.
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*Named the [[Division-By-Division - The Greatest Fighters of All-Time|14th greatest heavyweight of all-time]] by [[The Ring Magazine]] in 1998.
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*Named the [[The 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years|72nd greatest boxer of the last 80 years]] by [[The Ring Magazine]] in 2002.
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*Named the [[The 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time!|16th greatest puncher of all-time]] by [[The Ring Magazine]] in 2003.
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*Named the [http://espn.go.com/sports/boxing/greatest/featureVideo?page=greatest4150 50th greatest boxer of all-time] by [[ESPN]] in 2007.
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*Named the [http://www.ringtv.com/488242-ring-greatest-heavyweight-time/ 9th greatest heavyweight of all-time] by a panel of experts in [[The Ring Magazine]] in 2017.
  
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."
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== Notes ==
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*Started boxing at age 12.
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*Youngest heavyweight champion of all-time (20 years, 4 months, 23 days).
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*Won the HBO-sponsored heavyweight title unification tournament (1986-1987).
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*Ranked #1 pound-for-pound by [[The Ring Magazine|The Ring]] from 1989 until February 1990.
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*Didn't box from 1992 until 1994 while servicing a prison sentence for rape.
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*Didn't box in 1998 while his boxing license was suspended for biting [[Evander Holyfield]]'s ears in their 1997 [[Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson (2nd meeting)|rematch]].
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*Served as special enforcer for Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin at [http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/14 WrestleMania XIV].
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*Retired in 2005 after quitting on his stool vs. [[Kevin McBride]].
  
==Trivia==
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== Live Gates ==
*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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*The Nevada State Athletic Commission maintains a list of [http://boxing.nv.gov/results/Top_Boxing_Gates/ Nevada's top 35 largest grossing boxing gates]. Tyson's placements:
*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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**10. (06/28/1997) [[Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson (2nd meeting)|L DQ3 Evander Holyfield]] ([[MGM Grand]]) $14,277,200
*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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**11. (11/09/1996) [[Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1st meeting)|L TKO11 Evander Holyfield]] ([[MGM Grand]]) $14,150,700
*Tyson converted to Islam while he was in prison. His Muslim name is Malik Abdul Aziz.
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**12. (08/19/1995) [[Mike Tyson vs. Peter McNeeley|W DQ1 Peter McNeeley]] ([[MGM Grand]]) $13,965,600
*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.
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**21. (03/16/1996) [[Frank Bruno vs. Mike Tyson (2nd meeting)|W TKO3 Marcos Maidana]] ([[MGM Grand]]) $10,673,700
  
==Quotes==
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== Mike Tyson's World Tour ==
*“Everybody has plans until they get hit.”
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"Mike Tyson's World Tour," a series of four-round exhibitions bouts, was announced on September 28, 2006. 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]].
*"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."
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== External Links ==
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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 ½ minute rounds. Tyson weighed 241½ lbs, while Sanders weighed 292½ 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."
*[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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Latest revision as of 18:03, 9 October 2017

Mike Tyson
Class of 2011
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click

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

Amateur Highlights

Tyson with Cus D'Amato
Tyson vs. Henry Tillman at the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials.
  • Amateur Record: 48-6 (38 KO)
    • 5 of 6 amateur losses were considered controversial.
    • Only stoppage loss as an amateur was at age 16 and his opponent Al 'Chico' Evans was aged 27.
  • 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 RSC 1
    • Henry Tillman - L 3 (Controversial)
  • 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 Highlights

Tyson wearing the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight title belts.
Tyson vs. Trevor Berbick
Tyson vs. Bonecrusher Smith
Tyson vs. Tony Tucker
Tyson vs. Tyrell Biggs
Tyson vs. Larry Holmes
Tyson vs. Michael Spinks

Professional Record

Year-By-Year Record

  • 1985: 15(15)-0
  • 1986: 13(11)-0
  • 1987: 4(2)-0
  • 1988: 3(3)-0
  • 1989: 2(2)-0
  • 1990: 2(2)-1(1)
  • 1991: 2(1)-0
  • 1992-1994: Did not fight (served prison sentence)
  • 1995: 2(1)-0
  • 1996: 2(2)-1(1)
  • 1997: 0-1
  • 1998: Did not fight (suspended boxing license)
  • 1999: 1(1)-0-0-1
  • 2000: 2(2)-0-0-1
  • 2001: 1(1)-0
  • 2002: 0-1(1)
  • 2003: 1(1)-0
  • 2004: 0-1(1)
  • 2005: 0-1(1)

World Titles

  • (2) WBC Heavyweight Title (1986-1990; 9 defenses, 1996; 0 defenses)
  • (2) WBA Heavyweight Title (1987-1990; 8 defenses, 1996; 0 defenses)
  • IBF Heavyweight Title (1987-1990; 6 defenses)

Unified & Undisputed Titles

  • (2) Unified Heavyweight Title (1987-1990; WBC, WBA, 1996; WBC, WBA)
  • Undisputed Heavyweight Title (1987-1990; WBC, WBA, IBF)

The Ring Magazine Titles

  • World Heavyweight Title (1988-1990)

Lineal Titles

Awards & Recognition

Notes

  • Started boxing at age 12.
  • Youngest heavyweight champion of all-time (20 years, 4 months, 23 days).
  • Won the HBO-sponsored heavyweight title unification tournament (1986-1987).
  • Ranked #1 pound-for-pound by The Ring from 1989 until February 1990.
  • Didn't box from 1992 until 1994 while servicing a prison sentence for rape.
  • Didn't box in 1998 while his boxing license was suspended for biting Evander Holyfield's ears in their 1997 rematch.
  • Served as special enforcer for Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIV.
  • Retired in 2005 after quitting on his stool vs. Kevin McBride.

Live Gates

Mike Tyson's World Tour

"Mike Tyson's World Tour," a series of four-round exhibitions bouts, was announced on September 28, 2006. 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 ½ minute rounds. Tyson weighed 241½ lbs, while Sanders weighed 292½ 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."


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