Mike Tyson

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Mike "Iron" Tyson

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: Kevin Rooney (1985-88), Richie Giachetti (1995-97), Ronnie Shields (2003) Freddy Roach (2004), Jeff Fenech (2005)
Managers: Bill Cayton and Jim Jacobs (1985-88), Rory Holloway and John Horne (1988-1997) Shelly Finkel (1999-2005)

Career Review

  • At age 20, Tyson became the youngest World Heavyweight champion with a 2nd round TKO over Trevor Berbick.
  • 1984 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
  • Named Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year in 1986 and 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.

Exhibition "World Tour"

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.

Legal Troubles

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.

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

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