Mike Tyson Net Worth
Mike Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old.
Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout. He won the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in round 3. In 1987 he knocked out James “Buster” Douglas in ten rounds to become the undisputed champion of boxing. In 1988 he lost his championship belt when he was disqualified for biting off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear during their fight in Las Vegas on October 25th that same year; this was known as one of the most bizarre incidents in sports history because it resulted from a headbutt!
Mike Tyson was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He began training as an amateur boxer at 12 years old. At age 13, he was sent to reform school for his criminal behavior after being arrested over 38 times.
Tyson went on to become the youngest heavyweight champion of the world in 1986 at age 20 by knocking out Trevor Berbick in two rounds. He held the title until 1990 when he lost it to James “Buster” Douglas via knockout. In 1992, Tyson regained his belt by defeating Frank Bruno with a sixth round technical knockout; however, he lost it again later that year against Evander Holyfield via unanimous decision
While there, he began boxing training under counselor Bobby Stewart and won several championships as an amateur boxer. In 1982, after turning down a large signing bonus offer by Bobby Goodman, he ran away from home to follow and live with Stewart in Catskill, New York.
As a teenager, Tyson lived on the streets and in group homes.
While there, he began boxing training under counselor Bobby Stewart and won several championships as an amateur boxer. In 1982, after turning down a large signing bonus offer by Bobby Goodman, he ran away from home to follow and live with Stewart in Catskill, New York. There he trained to become professional boxer and was managed by Cus D’Amato (who also managed Floyd Patterson).
In 1985 Tyson won the Junior Olympic National Championships as an amateur boxer at age 17; he became the youngest heavyweight champion ever when he beat Trevor Berbick for the WBC title that same year at age 20.
Tyson’s career ended with 50 wins (44 by KO), six losses, and two no-contests. He holds three of the top five fastest knockouts in heavyweight history; his victory over Michael Spinks 91 seconds into their 1988 fight stands as the fastest ever in a title bout.
Mike Tyson’s career lasted 20 years, from 1985 to 2005. He won 50 fights (44 by knockout), six losses and two no-contests. He was the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old after defeating Trevor Berbick by TKO in 1986. His first official loss came in 1987 when James “Buster” Douglas knocked him out in 10 rounds to win the WBC title; he later avenged that defeat and regained his crown with an 11th-round TKO over Frank Bruno in 1990.
The following year would mark one of the most infamous moments of Tyson’s career: In July 1991, during a press conference before his match against former champion Larry Holmes, he bit off a piece of his opponent’s ear and spit it on the ground before storming off stage towards reporters who were jokingly mocking him for losing weight prior to fight night; police had to restrain him so as not to cause more trouble outside of this venue involving 200 people including security guards patrolling around who were trying keep order but couldn’t do anything once everyone started pushing each other back into line while being held tightly together like prisoners going through security at airports so they could go home after work ended early due
Mike Tyson is one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Mike Tyson is one of the greatest boxers of all time. He’s also a former undisputed heavyweight champion, having won 50 fights and 44 by knockout. He’s been a part of some big fights in his career, including losing to Evander Holyfield in their title fight where Mike bit off a piece of his ear (yuck!). But he’s also lost six fights—two by knockout.