Donovan Ruddock
Jesse Ferguson
Trevor Berbick
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George Foreman

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Mike Tyson

Knowledge Identifier: +Mike_Tyson


Mike Tyson

Retired American professional boxer add

Category: Boxing

Born in 1966.

Countries: United States (48%), (13%), Nevada (4%)

Main connections: Donovan Ruddock, Evander Holyfield, Nevada

Linked to: BBC, World Boxing Association, USA Today, World Boxing Council




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Mike Tyson was born in 1966 add something


Peter McNeeley - "'Peter McNeeley"' is a former heavyweight boxer, best known for his 1995 fight with Mike Tyson in which McNeeley had famously vowed to wrap Tyson in a "cocoon of horror


At the height of his fame and career in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, Tyson was one of the most recognized sports personalities in the world add something


Naomi Campbell - In the late 1980s, she dated boxer Mike Tyson, who said of her, "She has a great body


Tyson won gold medals at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympic Games, defeating Joe Cortez in 1981 and beating Kelton Brown in 1982 add something


Another fight, in October of that year, ended with a victory for Tyson over 1984 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Tyrell Biggs by knockout in the seventh round add something


As promising amateurs, Tyson and Lewis had sparred at a training camp in a meeting arranged by Cus D'Amato in 1984 add something


Tyson's victory over Tillman, the 1984 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist, enabled Tyson to avenge his amateur losses at Tillman's hands add something


Spinks, who had taken the heavyweight championship from Larry Holmes via a 15-round decision in 1985, had not lost his title in the ring but was not recognized as champion by the major boxing organizations add something


Tyson made his professional debut as an 18-year-old on March 6, 1985, in Albany, New York, New York add something


D'Amato died in November 1985, relatively early into Tyson's professional career; some speculate that his death was the genesis of many of the troubles Tyson was to experience as his life and career progressed add something


Donovan Ruddock - More controversy would follow in April 1985 when he lost to journeyman David Jaco, who'd been KO'd by a young Mike Tyson the year after


He won the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round add something


Tyson's first nationally televised bout took place on February 16, 1986, at Houston Field House in Troy, New York, New York against journeyman heavyweight Jesse Ferguson add something


Muhammad Ali - Mike Tyson later broke the records for both Clay and Patterson in 1986 at 20 during his fight with Trevor Berbick


Mitch Green - After a comeback win over Percell Davis he lost a ten round decision to Mike Tyson in 1986 on HBO, in his most famous fight


Jesse Ferguson - In 1986 he took on prospect Mike Tyson who was 17-0, and making his national television debut


In 1987, Tyson added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker add something


Tyson defended his title against James Smith on March 7, 1987, in Las Vegas, Nevada add something


Evander Holyfield - In 1987, he defended his title against former Olympic teammate and Gold medal winner Henry Tillman, who had beaten Mike Tyson twice as an amateur


Robin Givens - After meeting in March 1987, Givens married boxer Mike Tyson on February 7, 1988


In late 1988, Tyson parted with manager Bill Cayton and fired longtime trainer Kevin Rooney, the man many credit for honing Tyson's craft after the death of D'Amato add something


His first marriage was to actress Robin Givens, from February 7, 1988 to February 14, 1989 add something


On June 27, 1988, Tyson faced Michael Spinks add something


James Douglas (boxer) - He followed that up with a unanimous decision victory over future heavyweight champion Oliver McCall, and earned a shot at the undisputed heavyweight championship held by Mike Tyson, who became the universally recognized champion after knocking out Spinks in one round in 1988


Mitch Green - He is best known because of a 1988 street fight with Mike Tyson


Tony Tubbs - On March 21, 1988, Tubbs fought Mike Tyson for the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship and was knocked out in the second round


In 1989, Tyson had only two fights amid personal turmoil add something


In 1989, along with Don King, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Central State University, in Wilberforce, Ohio by university President Arthur E. Thomas add something


Donovan Ruddock - A title bout was made with undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, scheduled for November 1989 in Edmonton, Alberta


By 1990, Tyson seemed to have lost direction, and his personal life was in disarray amidst reports of less vigorous training prior to the Douglas match add something


In 1990, he lost his titles to underdog James "Buster" Douglas, by a knockout in round 10 add something


In a fight on February 11, 1990, he lost the undisputed championship to Buster Douglas in Tokyo add something


Donovan Ruddock - After another KO win over Kimmuel Odum in 1990 Ruddock was now seen as the most feared and exciting heavyweight since Mike Tyson burst onto the boxing scene in 1985 with many ranking his power with that of the Heavyweight greats like George Foreman


Katherine Dunn - Dunn wrote a regular column on boxing for PDXS in the 1990s, in which she at one time provided detailed criticism of Evander Holyfield's sportsmanship in his controversial fight with Mike Tyson


Jesse Ferguson - He made a debut with a 4-round knockout of Richard Scott, and followed it up in the semi-finals with a 10-round points win where he outpunched James "Buster" Douglas, a fight that would become more significant over the years, as Douglas went on to upset Mike Tyson in 1990 and win the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world


Greg Page (boxer) - His professional record was 58-17-1 with 48 knockouts, defeating Gerrie Coetzee, Jimmy Young, James "Quick" Tillis, Renaldo Snipes, Alfredo Evangelista, Scott LeDoux, James Broad, James "Bonecrusher" Smith, and Tim Witherspoon in an exceptionally long career, and was a regular sparring partner for Mike Tyson, famously knocking the champ down in a 1990 session


Ike Ibeabuchi - Ibeabuchi planned on joining the Nigerian military before he witnessed Buster Douglas knock out Mike Tyson in 1990


Oliver McCall - McCall's win over Lewis marked Don King's return to power in the heavyweight division, since none of his stable of fighters had been able to win the heavyweight title since Mike Tyson lost it in 1990


Alex Stewart (boxer) - Stewart is probably best known for being blown out by Mike Tyson in the first round in 1990, and lost to other notable heavyweights of his era, including Michael Moorer, George Foreman, and Oleg Maskaev


A fight between Tyson and Holyfield for the undisputed championship was arranged for the autumn of 1991 add something


Attempting to regain the titles, he defeated Donovan Ruddock twice in 1991, but he pulled out of a fight with undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield due to injury add something


His sister, Denise, died of a heart attack at age 25 in 1991 add something


Tyson, who was the number one contender, faced number two contender Donovan "Razor" Ruddock on March 18, 1991, in Las Vegas add something


Tyson was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room add something


Desiree Washington testified that she received a phone call from Tyson at 1:36 am on July 19, 1991 inviting her to a party add something


The match between Tyson and reigning champion Holyfield was scheduled for November 8, 1991 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, but Tyson pulled out after sustaining a rib cartilage injury during training add something


Donovan Ruddock - Ruddock would finally get his big fight in 1991 after it was announced in January that Ruddock would fight Mike Tyson in March after Tyson accepted Ruddock's challenge


Evander Holyfield - Then a deal was signed for him to defend his crown against Mike Tyson in November 1991


In 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington and sentenced to six years in prison but was released after serving three years add something


Tyson was convicted on the rape charge on February 10, 1992 after the jury deliberated for nearly 10 hours add something


Tyson's rape trial took place in the Indianapolis courthouse from January 26 to February 10, 1992 add something


Holyfield had retired in 1994 following the loss of his championship to Michael Moorer add something


The film Tyson was released in 1995 and was directed by Uli Edel add something


Buster Mathis, Jr. - In 1995 Mathis retained his USBA belt with a point win over contender Alex Garcia, thus setting up a fight with Mike Tyson


James Douglas (boxer) - In 1995, HBO aired "Tyson", a television movie based upon the life of Mike Tyson


Michael Jai White - White's first major starring role and breakout performance was in the 1995 HBO film "Tyson", as heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson


Joe Hipp - On August 19, 1995 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on the undercard to the infamous Mike Tyson v


In 1996, he won the WBC and WBA titles after defeating Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon by knockout add something


Tyson regained one belt by easily winning the WBC title from Frank Bruno in March 1996 add something


On November 9, 1996, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tyson faced Holyfield in a title bout dubbed "Finally add something


Jesse Ferguson - In 1996 he was hired as chief sparring partner for champion Mike Tyson in the lead-up to his fight with Bruce Seldon


Jeannine Garside - Garside began boxing as an amateur in Duncan, British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada after seeing Christy Martin fight Deirdre Gogarty on a Mike Tyson undercard in March 1996


Bruce Seldon - In his second defense, in September 1996, he met WBC champion Mike Tyson, who had won his title crushing Frank Bruno in three


Evander Holyfield - On November 9, 1996, he went on to defeat Mike Tyson by eleventh round technical knockout to win the WBA title, in what was named fight of the year and upset of the year for 1996 by "The Ring" magazine


His second marriage was to Monica Turner from April 19, 1997 to January 14, 2003 add something


Tyson and Holyfield fought again on June 28, 1997 add something


A 1998 ranking of "The Greatest Heavyweights of All-Time" by Ring magazine placed Tyson at No.14 on the list add something


During his time away from boxing in 1998, Tyson made a guest appearance at WrestleMania XIV as an enforcer for the main event match between Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin add something


"TV Guide" included the Tyson-McNeeley fight in their list of the 50 Greatest TV Sports Moments of All Time in 1998 add something


In January 1999, Tyson returned to the ring to fight the South African Francois Botha, in another fight that ended in controversy add something


After his release, he fought Orlin Norris on October 23, 1999 add something


Orlin Norris - Later in 1999 Norris lined up a memorable fight with Mike Tyson in 1999


He fought Lou Savarese in June 2000 in Glasgow, winning in the first round; the fight lasted only 38 seconds add something


Andrew Golota - Later in 2000, he faced former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson


Julius Francis - At the age of 35 Francis got a shot at visiting iconic ex-champ Mike Tyson, in Manchester in January 2000


In 2002, he fought for the world heavyweight title at the age of 35, losing by knockout to Lennox Lewis add something


In Ring Magazine's list of the 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years, released in 2002, Tyson was ranked at No. 72 add something


Tyson once again had the opportunity to fight for a heavyweight championship in 2002 add something


Turner filed for divorce from Tyson in January 2002, claiming that he committed adultery during their five-year marriage, an act that "has neither been forgiven nor condoned add something


On January 22, 2002, the two boxers and their entourages were involved in a brawl at a New York press conference to publicize the planned event add something


Lennox Lewis - After defeating Mike Tyson by KO in 2002 and stopping Vitali Klitschko in 2003, Lennox Lewis retired from boxing in 2004


Allan Green - During the 2002 Golden Gloves tournament Allan beat Mike Tyson's two decade old 8 second knockout record


Lennox Lewis - On 8 June 2002, Lewis defended his title against Mike Tyson


Rita Cosby - Cosby made national headlines for her interviews with boxer Mike Tyson, singer Michael Jackson and convicted serial killer David Berkowitz, "The Son of Sam," who wrote to her during the Washington, D.C. sniper shootings in October 2002


He is ranked No. 16 on "Ring Magazine"'s 2003 list of 100 greatest punchers of all time add something


In 2003, amid all his economic troubles, he was named by "Ring Magazine" at number 16, right behind Sonny Liston, among the 100 greatest punchers of all time add something


In another Memphis fight on February 22, 2003, Tyson beat fringe contender Clifford Etienne 49 seconds into round one add something


In August 2003, after years of financial struggles, Tyson finally filed for bankruptcy add something


On August 13, 2003, Tyson entered the ring for a face-to-face confrontation against K-1 fighting phenom Bob Sapp immediately after Sapp's win against Kimo Leopoldo in Las Vegas add something


On July 30, 2004, Tyson faced British boxer Danny Williams in another comeback fight, this time staged in Louisville, Kentucky add something


James Toback - In 2004, Toback wrote and directed "When Will I Be Loved" and in 2009, Toback directed "Tyson", a documentary about boxer Mike Tyson


On June 11, 2005, Tyson stunned the boxing world by quitting before the start of the seventh round in a close bout against journeyman Kevin McBride add something


He retired from professional boxing in 2006, after being knocked out in consecutive matches against Danny Williams and Kevin McBride add something


To help pay off his debts, Tyson returned to the ring in 2006 for a series of four-round exhibitions against journeyman heavyweight Corey "T-Rex" Sanders in Youngstown, Ohio add something


On December 29, 2006, Tyson was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, on suspicion of DUI and felony drug possession; he nearly crashed into a police SUV shortly after leaving a nightclub add something


Corey Sanders - Sanders gained widespread media attention in late 2006, when he fought a series of four round exhibition bouts against former undisputed heavyweight Mike Tyson during a world tour, which was organized to help pay off Tyson's financial debts


Published in 2007, author Joe Layden's book "The Last Great Fight: The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever", chronicled the lives of Tyson and Douglas before and after their heavyweight championship fight add something


Tyson pleaded not guilty on January 22, 2007 in Maricopa County Superior Court to felony drug possession and paraphernalia possession counts and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs add something


The fight was purchased by 1,99 million households, setting a pay-per-view buy rate record that stood until the May 5, 2007, De La Hoya-May weather boxing match add something


On September 24, 2007, Mike Tyson pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and driving under the influence add something


He was convicted of these charges in November 2007 and sentenced to 24 hours in jail, 360 hours community service and 3 years probation add something


In 2008, the critically acclaimed documentary "Tyson" premiered at the annual Cannes Film Festival in France add something


On the 2008 Mike Tyson documentary "Tyson", Tyson stated that he fought McBride for a payday, that he did not anticipate on winning, that he was out-of-shape and was tired of taking it seriously add something


Tyson has taken acting roles in movies and television, most famously playing a caricature of himself in the 2009 film "The Hangover" add something


On May 25, 2009, Tyson's 4-year-old daughter Exodus was found by her 7-year-old brother Miguel, unconscious and tangled in a cord, dangling from an exercise treadmill add something


She died of her injuries on May 26, 2009 add something


Eleven days after his daughter's death, Tyson wed for the third time, to long-time girlfriend Lakiha "Kiki" Spicer, age 32, exchanging vows on Saturday, June 6, 2009, in a short, private ceremony at the La Bella Wedding Chapel at the Las Vegas Hilton add something


On November 11, 2009, Mike Tyson was arrested after getting into a scuffle at Los Angeles International airport with a photographer add something


While on the American talk show "The View" in early May 2010, Tyson revealed that he is now forced to live paycheck to paycheck add something


Trevor Berbick - In an interview on the YES Network's Centerstage in 2010, Mike Tyson told host Michael Kay that he had wanted to exact revenge on champion Trevor Berbick during their 1986 title bout for the beating Berbick gave Muhammad Ali in Ali's last fight in 1981


The Felice Brothers, a folk-rock band from Upstate New York, released a song on their 2011 album "Celebration, Florida" titled "Cus's Catskill Gym." The song tells the story, albeit briefly, of Mike Tyson and a few notable characters and moments in his life add something


In March 2011, Tyson appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to discuss his new Animal Planet reality series, "Taking on Tyson" add something


On June 12, 2011, Tyson was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame alongside legendary Mexican champion Julio César Chávez, light welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu, and actor/screenwriter Sylvester Stallone add something


In September 2011, Tyson gave an interview in which he made comments about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin that included crude and violent descriptions of interracial sex add something


John Boyega - In September 2011, HBO announced that Boyega had been cast in the boxing drama pilot "Da Brick", loosely based on Mike Tyson's life


In April 2012, Tyson gave an interview in which he made comments about the Trayvon Martin case, telling Yahoo News that "It's a disgrace George Zimmerman hasn't been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away add something


After debuting a one-man show in Las Vegas, Tyson teamed up with director Spike Lee and brought the show to Broadway in August 2012 add something


In October 2012, Tyson launched the Mike Tyson Cares Foundation add something


The Hangover Part III - In February 2012, Mike Tyson stated that he would return in the third film, although he later told TMZ that "I have no idea what's going on


However, in August 2013 he admitted publicly that he had lied about his sobriety and was on the verge of death from his alcoholism add something


In August 2013, Tyson teamed up with Acquinity Interactive CEO Garry Jonas to form Iron Mike Productions, a boxing promotions company, formerly known as Acquinity Sports add something


The one-man show was aired on HBO on November 16, 2013 add something


In December 2013, during an interview with Fox News, Tyson talked about his progress with sobriety and how being in the company of good people has made him want to be a better and more humble person add something


An animated series named "Mike Tyson Mysteries", featuring Tyson solving mysteries in the style of Scooby Doo, premiered on Adult Swim in late October 2014 add something


Turn Blue (album) - The band announced the album in March 2014 via a tweet by retired boxer Mike Tyson and a series of cryptic YouTube videos featuring a hypnotist


In late March 2015, Ip Man 3 was announced add something


Principal photography has begun in 25 March 2015, with a tentative release date of Lunar New Year 2016, in 3D. add something


Principal photography began on March 25, 2015, and was premiered in Hong Kong on 16 December 2015 add something


Martin Scorsese - In March 2015 It was announced that Scorsese will direct the Mike Tyson biopic


Ip Man 2 - In March 2015, "The Hollywood Reporter" announced that principal photography began; they revealed that Mike Tyson has been cast in a role and Bruce Lee will appear in CGI


As of May, 2016, he is so registered, as Michael Tyson, in Henderson, Nevada add something


As of May 2016, he is so registered, as Michael Tyson, in Henderson, Nevada add something


Larry Holmes - In 2016 Larry Holmes guest starred as himself in an episode of the Mike Tyson Mysteries titled "Unsolved Situations"


In January 2017, Tyson launched his Youtube channel with Shots Studios, a comedy video and comedy music production company with young digital stars like Lele Pons and Rudy Mancuso add something


In May 2017, Tyson published his second book, "Iron Ambition", which details his time with trainer and surrogate father Cus D'Amato add something


In October 2017, Tyson was announced as the new face of Australian car servicing franchise Ultra Tune add something


Television - He has taken over from Jean-Claude van Damme in fronting television commercials for the brand, and the first advert is due to air in January 2018 during the Australian Open add something


In February 2018, Tyson attended the international mixed martial arts tournament in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk add something