Mike Tyson Fast Facts
Here's a look at former heavyweight world boxing champion Mike Tyson
Personal: Birth date: June 30, 1966
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York
Birth name: Michael Gerard Tyson
Father: Jimmy Kirkpatrick
Mother: Lorna Smith Tyson
Marriages: Lakiha (Spicer) Tyson (June 6, 2009-present); Monica (Turner) Tyson (April 19, 1997-January, 14, 2003, divorced); Robin Givens (February 7, 1988-February 14, 1989, divorced)
Children: with Lakiha (Spicer) Tyson: Morocco, January 2011; Milan, 2009; with Sol Xochitl: Exodus, 2005-May 26, 2009; Miguel, 2002; with Monica (Turner) Tyson: Amir, 1997; Rayna, March 1996; with Kimberley Scarborough: Mikel, 1991.
Other Facts: Former boxing champion, nicknamed "Iron Mike."
In his youth, Tyson was involved in various criminal activities, including picking pockets, mugging people, and robbing stores at gunpoint.
Finished his first professional year with a record of 15-0, all by knockout.
Raises racing pigeons. His first childhood fight was due to a bully destroying a prize pigeon.
Timeline: 1979 - Placed in the Tryon School for Boys a reformatory in upstate New York, where he learns to box from a school counselor.
1980 - Showing promise as a boxer, trainer Constantine "Cus" D'Amato is awarded custody and relocates Tyson to a boxing school run by D' Amato and Camille Ewald in Catskills, New York.
1981 - D'Amato becomes Tyson's legal guardian.
1984 - U.S. Olympic boxing team alternate.
March 6, 1985 - First professional fight, a first-round knockout of Hector Mercedes.
November 4, 1985 - Cus D'Amato, Tyson's trainer, dies of pneumonia at the age of 77.
November 22, 1986 - Wins World Boxing Council (WBC) championship in a second round TKO of Trevor Berbick, becoming at the age of 20 the youngest heavyweight champion ever.
March 1987 - Wins a 12-round decision over James "Bonecrusher" Smith, becomes the World Boxing Association (WBA) champion.
August 1, 1987 - Defeats Tony Tucker in the twelfth round to become the WBA, WBC and International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion.
June 27, 1988 - Knocks out Michael Spinks 91 seconds into the first round.
October 26, 1988 - Don King becomes Tyson's promoter and manager.
February 11, 1990 - First professional loss to "Buster" Douglas, by a knockout in the tenth round.
October 31, 1990 - Federal court jury awards Sandra Miller $100 in damages for a $2.5 million lawsuit claiming she was fondled by Tyson at a Manhattan disco in 1988.
September 9, 1991 - Indianapolis, Indiana grand jury indicts Tyson on one count of rape, two counts of criminal deviant behavior and one count of confinement. The charges stem from the rape claims of Desiree Washington, a contestant in the Miss Black America Pageant in July of 1991.
February 10, 1992 - Tyson is convicted of one count of rape and two counts of deviate sexual conduct involving Miss Black America Pageant contestant Desiree Washington in 1991.
March 26, 1992 - Judge sentences Tyson to 10 years on each of count rape and two criminal counts of deviant conduct, to be served concurrently. Tyson also incurs a $30,000 fine and revocation of bail. After sentencing he is sent to a medium security prison, the Indiana Youth Center in Plainfield, Indiana.
August 6, 1992 - The rape conviction is upheld by Indiana Court of Appeals.
March 7, 1994 - The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Tyson rape case appeal.
March 25, 1995 - Is released early from the Indiana Youth Center after serving three years and six weeks. Conditions of the release include four years probation with 100 hours of community service per year and psychological counseling.
August 19, 1995 - Returns to the ring and needs only seven seconds to knock Peter McNeeley to the canvas. After a second knockdown the match is stopped at 89 seconds, and Tyson declared the winner on a TKO.
March 16, 1996 - Regains WBC championship from Frank Bruno in a third round TKO.
November 9, 1996 - Loses to Evander Holyfield TKO in the eleventh round.
June 28, 1997 - Tyson loses the Holyfield rematch, after being disqualified in the third round for biting Holyfield's ears. He is also fined $3 million, 10% of his purse, and his Nevada boxing license is revoked for one year. The Nevada revocation is voluntarily honored nationwide.
March 5, 1998 - Files a $100 million lawsuit against Don King, accusing the promoter of fraud and cheating him out of tens of millions of dollars.
October 19, 1998 - Nevada boxing license reinstated, more than 15 months after it was revoked.
December 1, 1998 - Tyson pleads no contest to two counts of misdemeanor assault of two motorists after a traffic accident in Gaithersburg, Maryland, August 31, 1998.
February 5, 1999 - Tyson is sentenced to serve one year in jail for assaulting two motorists after a traffic accident in 1998. The official sentence is two years for each assault, with all but one year suspended, 200 hours of community service, a fine of $2,500 for each count of assault, two years' probation following completion of the jail term and continued therapy.
May 24, 1999 - Early release from the Montgomery County Jail, in Rockville, Maryland. Tyson is freed after serving three and a half months of a 14-month sentence when Maryland and Indiana agree to grant his release.
January 22, 2002 - Throws a punch at a Lennox Lewis bodyguard at a news conference announcing Tyson's scheduled challenge to Lewis on April 6 in Las Vegas.
January 29, 2002 - Nevada denies boxing license for April 6 bout with Lennox Lewis after altercation at New York press conference between Lewis and Tyson. Fight rescheduled for June 8 in Memphis.
June 8, 2002 - Knocked out by Lennox Lewis in the eighth round. It is the last title fight of Tyson's career.
June 21, 2003 - Arrested outside Brooklyn Marriott Hotel after a brawl with two fans.
August 1, 2003 - Files for bankruptcy, records showing $38 million in debt, $13.4 million of it owed to the IRS and $4 million owed for British taxes.
February 26, 2004 - Pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in connection to the June 2003 incident and agrees to perform 100 hours of community service and to undergo six months of psychiatric counseling.
July 30, 2004 - Loses to Danny Williams by a knock out in the fourth round.
2005 - Settles lawsuit with Don King for $14 million
June 11, 2005 - Loses to Kevin McBride in the sixth round by a TKO
June 12, 2005 - Announces retirement.
October 2006 - Admittedly deeply in debt, Tyson re-enters the ring for a series of four-round boxing exhibitions called Mike Tyson's World Tour. The first fight takes place in Youngstown, Ohio, against Corey "T-Rex" Sanders.
December 2006 - Makes a cameo appearance as himself in the movie "Rocky Balboa."
December 29, 2006 - Pulled over in Scottsdale, Arizona, after leaving a nightclub and arrested when police discover three bags of cocaine in his possession.
January 3, 2007 - Charged with one felony count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one felony count of drug possession, and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence - indicted on those charges just over a week later.
September 24, 2007 - Pleads guilty to drug and DUI charges.
November 19, 2007 - Sentenced to 24 hours in jail and three years' probation for drug possession and driving under the influence, related to the December 29, 2006, incident.
May 2008 - A documentary on Tyson's life, called "Tyson," premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.
May 26, 2009 - Daughter Exodus, 4-years-old, is taken off life-support and dies after a treadmill accident leaves her hanging by the neck in the home gym.
June 6, 2009 - The movie "The Hangover" is released. Tyson appears as himself.
November 11, 2009 - Tyson is arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after a scuffle with a photographer. No charges are filed.
March 2010 - Animal Planet announces it will release a television series with Tyson called "Taking on Tyson," which shows Tyson's love of pigeons and involvement in competitive pigeon racing.
May 26, 2011 - "The Hangover Part II" is released and Tyson again appears as himself.
June 12, 2011 - Is inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.
April 13, 2012 - Opening night of one-man play, which ends April 18, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
August 2-12, 2012 - The one-man play, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," runs on Broadway at the Longacre Theater.
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