Born in June 30, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, Mike Tyson had a pretty rough life growing up. Originally named Michael Gerard Tyson, who is also known by his nicknames “Iron” and “Kid Dynamite”, went on to become the youngest boxing heavyweight champion of the world at the age of 20.
Once known as the “Baddest Man On The Planet”, Mike Tyson holds the streak of 50 wins over his total 58 fights and was inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011. Tyson retired from professional boxing in 2006.
Former champion Mike Tyson went off the rail at the height of his career after his trainer and surrogate father, Cus D’Amato died in 1986. Mike Tyson was convicted of rape charge and possession of drugs which led to him having several brushes with the law and ended up serving in prison twice and had $300 million squandered. He even lost his 4 year old daughter Exodus in an treadmill accident in 2009.
Apart from his boxing career Mike Tyson took acting roles in movies and television. Tyson featured in different movies, documentaries, shows and even in music track. Mike Tyson also debuted his one man show, “Undisputed Truth” where he talks about his personal and professional life.
Mike Tyson launched the MikeTysonCares Foundation in October 2012 whose primary aim is to give kids a fighting chance. In August 2013 Mike Tyson teamed up Acquinity Interactive CEO Garry Jonas to form Iron Mike Production which promotes boxing.
In November 2013 Tyson published his book, “Undisputed truth” which made it on The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2017 Tyson launched his YouTube channel with Shots Studios, a comedy music and video production company. Tyson’s channel includes comedy music videos and comedy sketches. Tyson published his second book, “Iron Ambition” in May 2017 which details his trainer and surrogate father, Cus D’Amato. In February 2018 Tyson attended the international mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament in Russia.
Besides his boxing career, Tyson has contributed a lot in different fields and organizations. Tyson is currently planning to build a marijuana empire with hemp infused drinks, muscle pain ointment and packaged weed under his new brand named “Tyson Ranch”. Tyson explained in an interview that he believes in marijuana‘s therapeutic benefits, calling it the “miracle drug of the future.”
We hope that the former world champion, Mike Tyson progresses in both his personal and professional career in the coming future. You can learn more about the legendary champion from his personal website.