Mike Tyson is an American former professional boxer. He was born on 30 June 1966 in New York City, USA.
He made his professional debut at the age of 18 (1985), defeating Hector Mercedes in the first round, via TKO, and retired from the profession in 2006. He is well known worldwide for his career in boxing and his controversial behaviour outside the ring. He has fought in the ring with the likes of Evander Holyfield, Frank Bruno and Lennox Lewis. He holds the record for the youngest boxer to hold the heavyweight title at the age of 20, has reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and is considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.His record ended with 58 fights, 50 wins and 44 knockout victories. He has also been sought after by outside organisations for his moniker as 'The Baddest Man on the Planet'; with WWE, where he was involved in a storyline that lead up to the WrestleMania XIV event where Stone Cold Steve Austin faced Shawn Michaels (1998) and more recently with AEW (2020).
Awards and Achievements:
- Ring Magazine Prospect of the Year (1985)
- Sugar Ray Robinson Awards (1987 / 1989)
- BBC Sports Personality of the Year - Overseas (1989)
- International Boxing Hall of Fame (2011)
- WWE Hall of Fame (2012)
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