Today’s Celebrity Birthday – Mike Tyson

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Mike Tyson aka Iron Mike aka Michael Gerard Tyson was born inJune 30, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is a retired American heavyweight boxer best known for his brutal 1st round knockouts which aided him to win several titles. He is one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.

Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer, to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He won the WBC title when he was 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old, after defeating  Trevor Berbick by a  TKO in the second round. Throughout his career, Tyson became well-known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior both inside and outside the ring.

He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the  WBA, WBC and IBF  titles simultaneously. Tyson is considered to have been one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.

Nicknamed “Kid Dynamite” and “Iron Mike”,Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, with twelve of them occurring in the first round. He unified the belts in the splintered heavyweight division in the late 1980s to become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks in the first 91 seconds of the fight.

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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. Apart from his many sporting accomplishments, his outrageous and controversial behavior in the ring and in his private life has kept him in the public eye and in the courtroom. As such, Tyson has appeared in myriad popular media in cameo appearances in film and television, featured in video games  and as a subject of parody or satire.

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. The book received positive reviews and claimed the fight was essentially the beginning of the end of boxing’s popularity in mainstream sports.

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