Michael Gerard Tyson
Mike Tyson, Iron Mike, Kid Dynamite, The Baddest Man on the Planet
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
He attended school but dropped out of high school as a junior.
In 1989, he was honored with Doctorate in Humane Letters from Central State University.
Former professional boxer
- Father – Purcell Tyson
- Mother – Lorna Mae (Smith) Tyson
- Siblings – Rodney (Older Brother), Denise (Older Sister), Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick (Older Half-Brother)
Mike’s biological father is Purcell Tyson. But, Mike has always considered Jimmy Kirkpatrick as his real dad.
71 in or 180 cm
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
109 kg or 240 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Mike Tyson dated –
- Naomi Campbell (1987) – English model, actress and singer, Naomi Campbell and Mike dated each other briefly in 1987. At that time, Mike admired her body and unscary attitude.
- Robin Givens (1987-1989) – Actress Robin Givens and Mike started seeing each other in 1987. They got married on February 7, 1988. But, this marriage only remained live for a year and they broke off on February 14, 1989. She was not at all happy with Tyson as he was abusive and tortured her. They used to live in a mansion in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
- Suzette Charles (1989) – Singer, actress and an entertainer, Suzette Charles and Mike dated each other for a short time in 1989.
- Tabitha Stevens (1991) – In 1991, p*rnographic actress, Tabitha Stevens and Mike Tyson had fling with each other.
- Coco Johnsen (1996) – Model and former Playboy Cyber Girl, Coco Johnsen and Mike had dated each other for sometime in 1996.
- Monica Turner (1997-2003) – On April 19, 1997, Mike married Monica Turner who has worked as a pediatric resident at Georgetown University Medical Center. They were married for about 5 years and called it quits in January 2002. She subsequently filed for divorce which was finalised on January 14, 2003. Through this marriage, Mike has two children, son Amir (b. 1997) and daughter Rayna (b. 1996).
- Luz Whitney (2000-2004) – Dominican actress, Luz Whitney and Mike were involved in a 4-year long relationship from 2000 to 2004.
- Lauren Woodland (2002) – In 2002, Mike had fling with actress and attorney, Lauren Woodland. She is 11 years his junior.
- Kola Boof (2006) – Egyptian-Sudanese-American novelist Kola Boof had an encounter with Mike in 2006. He helped Kola’s son to enter into a private school and this started a small relationship between them.
- Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace (2006-2009) – British glamour model, fashion designer, TV personality, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace dated Mike on and off from 2006 to 2009. She is 12 years younger than him.
- Lakiha Spicer (2009-Present) – On June 6, 2009, Mike married for the third time to his longtime girlfriend, Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer at the La Bella Wedding Chapel. The couple have two children, daughter Milan and son Morocco.
He also has two more children, daughter Exodus and son Miguel from another relationship. Though, he lost his daughter Exodus on May 26, 2009 due to injuries incurred due to treadmill machine.
Race / Ethnicity
- Iconic tattoo on the face
- Wild behavior on and off the ring
- High pitched voice
Mike Tyson’s body specifications may be –
- Chest – 52 in or 132 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 18.5 in or 47 cm
- Waist – 36 in or 91.5 cm
15 (US) (via Us Magazine)
In 1988, he appeared in a diet pepsi commercial with Robin Givens.
Other commercial appearances include in Home Box Office network (1990), Kodak (pictures and voiceover) (1986), Michael & Sons Services (2016), etc.
Best Known For
Being a heavyweight world champion in boxing.
First Professional Boxing Match
Mike made his professional boxing debut on March 6, 1985 in a match against Hector Mercedes at Plaza Convention Center, Albany, New York, U.S.
Mike won the match by 1-0 in the form of Technical Knockout (TKO) in 1:47 minutes.
Ferocious and intimidating boxing style
In 1999, Mike played Mike Tyson in the crime drama film Black & White.
First TV Show
In 1987, Mike was seen in family comedy series Webster where he played the role as Mike Tyson in just one episode entitled “The K.O. Kid.”
Mike likes to eat grilled artichokes and eats a pound of blueberries daily.
Mike has revealed his boxing workout regimen on Men’s Fitness.
Mike Tyson Favorite Things
- Singer – Stevie Wonder
- All-time Favorite Dessert – Sorbet
Source – Us Magazine
Mike Tyson Facts
- Mike was the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
- When he was 20 years 4 months and 22 days old, Mike became the youngest boxer to win WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.
- Mike actually won the first 19 professional boxing bouts by knockout.
- From 1992 to 1995, Mike was jailed for raping 18 year old Desiree Washington.
- Mike has been included in the “International Boxing Hall of Fame” and the “World Boxing Hall of Fame.”
- Mike retired from boxing in 2006. During his career, he played a total of 58 fights and won 50 out of them.
- When he was active in boxing, he was titled “the scariest boxer ever” by Sky Sports.
- In December 2015, his wax statue was included in the Las Vegas based Madame Tussauds museum.
- In 2015, he was seen supporting Donald Trump‘s presidential candidacy.
- He lost his dad in 1992 and his mom, couple of years later. At 16, he became orphan. As a result, boxing manager and trainer Cus D’Amato served as his guardian.
- Until 13 years of age, he was arrested 38 times. He started doing small crimes from his young age as he spent his childhood at high-crime neighborhoods.
- Mike has friendly relations with his brother who is a physician assistant.
- Tyson has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the past.
- Tyson likes to read about ancient history, especially about Hellenistic period.
- He has two left feet.
- After leaving boxing, he has thought of becoming a missionary.
- He gets emotional whenever he watches The Notebook (2004).
- According to Mike himself, he doesn’t dream.
- He desired to become singer like Teddy Pendergrass secretly.
- Mike always prefers tea over coffee. He has also never tasted coffee in his life.
- He used to have a white tiger named, Kenya and even a lion named, Omar.
- To recruit fighters, he runs Iron Mike Productions company.
- Visit Mike’s official website @ miketysonlive.com.
- Connect with Mike on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+.