- NAME: Mike Tyson
- OCCUPATION: Boxer
- BIRTH DATE: June 30, 1966 (Age: 47)
- Did You Know?: In 1986, a 20-year-old Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
- EDUCATION: Tryon School for Boys, Catskill High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, New York
- Full Name: Michael Gerard Tyson
- AKA: Michael Tyson
- AKA: Mike Tyson
- Nickname: Iron Mike
- ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
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Mike Tyson is a former heavyweight boxing champion who's served jail time and appeared in several films.
Mike Tyson - Mini Biography (4:02)
A short biography of Mike Tyson, the undisputed heavyweight champion, known for his intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior. In 1997, he made headlines for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during a rematch.
By the age of 20, Sugar Ray Leonard had won three golden gloves, a gold medal at the Pan American games, and an Olympic gold medal In 1976, Leonard considered retiring and going to college, but continued to fight, becoming a boxing legend.
A short biography of Muhammad Ali, an American heavyweight boxer and social activist who converted to Islam. Dodging the Vietnam draft, he was the subject of controversy.
George Foreman discusses his fight for the heavyweight championship title at age 45.
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In 2012, Tyson made his Broadway debut in his one-man show Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth directed by Spike Lee.
Tyson, however, acknowledged that he was once again battling substance abuse problems the following year. In August 2013, he revealed in an interview with Today host Matt Lauer that "When I start drinking and I relapse, I think of dying. When I'm in a real dark mood,
I think of dying. And I don't want to be around no more. I won't survive unless I get help." This revelation came while Tyson was reinventing himself as a boxing promoter. He also told Lauer that he had only been sober for 12 days at the time of the interview. After so many personal and professional ups and downs, it is unclear what will happen next for this legendary yet troubled sports figure.
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