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Mike Tyson
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Biographical information
Birthname:
Michael Gerard Tyson
Nationality:
American
Nickname:
Iron Mike, Kid Dynamite, The Baddest Man on the Planet
Height:
5'11" (1.78 cm)
Reach:
71" (180 cm)
Weight class
Heavyweight
Born:
June 30, 1966
in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Boxing career information
Style/Boxing Stance:
Orthodox
Career record:
61 total bouts, 50 wins, 6 losses, 0 draw, 44 KO's, 2 no contests

Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a retired American [boxer]. He was the undisputed heavyweight champion and remains the youngest man ever to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He won the WBC title at just 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old, after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. Throughout his career, Tyson became well-known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior both inside and outside the ring. Nicknamed "Kid Dynamite", "Iron Mike",and "The Baddest Man on the Planet" Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 in the first round. He unified the belts in the splintered heavyweight division in the late 1980s to become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Tyson lost his title when he lost to 42-to-1 underdog James "Buster" Douglas in February 11, 1990, in Tokyo, by a KO in round 10. His all-time record is 50-6. He lost the last two fights of his career.

n 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington and sentenced to six years in prison but was released after serving three years. After his release, he engaged in a series of comeback fights. In 1996, he won the WBC and WBA titles after defeating Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon by knockout. After being stripped of the WBC title, Tyson lost his WBA crown to Evander Holyfield in November 1996 by an 11th round TKO. Their 1997 rematch ended when Tyson was disqualified for biting off part of Holyfield's ear.

In 2002, Tyson fought for the world heavyweight title at the age of 35, losing by knockout to Lennox Lewis He retired from professional boxing in 2006 after being knocked out in consecutive matches against </span>Danny Williams and </span>Kevin McBride. Tyson declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite having received over US$30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career.

Throughout his career, Tyson became well known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior both inside and outside the ring. Tyson is considered one of the best heavyweights of all time. [3] He was ranked No. 16 on The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.[4] and No. 1 in the ESPN.com list of "The hardest hitters in heavyweight history".[5] He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.</p>


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