Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

If he's not miming the drum solo from "In the Air Tonight," punching people and biting their' ears or feeding his tiger, Mike Tyson probably isn't doing anything. Well, he might be getting a sweet tribal tattoo on his face. Iron Mike became a boxing star in the late 80s when he won the WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight titles. A rape conviction and 3-year prison stint halted Tyson's career in 1992, but he returned to championship status in 1996. A pair of losses to boxer Evander Holyfield, including a DQ for biting Holyfield's ear, marked the end of Tyson's champion status. After boxing, Tyson has dabbled in professional wrestling and acting -- famously portraying himself in "The Hangover."

About Mike Tyson

Michael Gerard 'Mike' Tyson (also known as Malik Abdul Aziz) (born June 30, 1966) is a retired American professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. In 1987, Tyson added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker. He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them. In 1988, Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks after 91 seconds. Tyson successfully defended the world heavyweight championship nine times, including victories over Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno.

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