A former professional boxer, Mike Tyson had won dozens of titles throughout his career. For instance, he became the youngest individual to win a heavyweight title at the age of twenty in 1986. Known for his ferocious boxing style, he had earned himself the nickname of “Kid Dynamite” back in the day. Learn more about him below.
Mike Tyson – 2017 Facts
Kid Dynamite, Iron Mike, The Baddest Man on the Planet
Occupation and Job
Former professional boxer, author, Youtube personality
Mike Tyson rose to fame in the mid-1980’s as the youngest professional boxer to have ever received the heavyweight title- at the age of 20. Soon afterward, he received both the IBF and WBA titles in 1987. By the time he retired in 2006, he had won already won dozens of matches.
Age – How Old is He?
He is currently 55 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
He was born on June 30, 1966
Place of Birth/Hometown
Mike Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, he and his family lived in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant for a few years, prior to moving to Brownsville when he was ten years old.
He is of Jamaican descent
Mike Tyson Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 5’11” tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 178cm tall
Weight in Pounds
He currently weighs 221 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
He currently weighs 109kg
At this time, his body measurements are unavailable
36 inches or 91.5 cm
He wears a size 15 (US) shoe
Naturally, he has black hair- though he has been bald for many years
Mike Tyson’s Personal Life in 2017
Is Mike Tyson in a Relationship?
Mike Tyson has been married to his third wife, Lakiha Spicer since 2009. The two exchanged wedding vows during an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles.
Mike Tyson’s Former Wives
In total, he has been married three times. Prior to his current relationship, he was married to Monica Turner; after six years of marriage, they filed for divorce in 2003. Prior to that, he had been married to actress Robin Givens for a year from 1988 to 1989.
He had an older sister named Denise who passed away from a heart attack at the age of 24 back in 1990.
He has an older brother named Rodney who is five years his senior.
Mike Tyson has eight children- four sons, D’Amato, Morocco, Amir, and Miguel, and four daughters, Mikey Lorna, Milan, Exodus, and Rayna.
As a teen, he went to the Tyron School for Boys in Johnstown, New York. Prior to graduating, however, he dropped out during his junior year to focus on his boxing career.
Did Mike Tyson Go to College
Though he hasn’t officially gone to college, he received an honorary degree in Humane Letters from Central State University in 1989.
At this time, we do not have any details on Mike Tyson’s salary.
As of 2017, Mike Tyson has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
He is a big fan of pigeon racing- in fact, his hobby was featured on the TV series, Taking on Tyson
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Music Artists
His favorite singer is Stevie Wonder
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise- boxing!
He would love to go to Vietnam someday
Born on June 30th, he is a Gemini
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Mike Tyson’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Mike Tyson’s Facebook Account
Mike Tyson’s Twitter Username
Mike Tyson’s Instagram Username
Mike Tyson’s Youtube Channel
Mike Tyson’s Snapchat Username
As far as we know, Mike Tyson is not on Snapchat
Other Interesting Facts:
- Thinking sex would make him weaker at boxing, he refrained from it for five years while striving to become a world champion
- He is very passionate about birds- at the age of ten, he bought his first flock of pigeons for $100; he later recorded an episode about birds on Taking on Tyson
- Growing up, Muhammad Ali was one of his biggest influences- ultimately it was him that motivated him to get into boxing
- In 1991, he was charged with rape after which he was incarcerated for six years- he was later released early after three years
- At one point, he had three Royal Bengal Tigers as pets, which allegedly cost him $4000 a month to maintain
- He made his acting debut in an episode of Webster in 1987
- He will be participating in two upcoming films, Public Disturbance and Kickboxer: Retaliation
- As a child, he was often bullied
Mike Tyson Bio – 2018 Update
Encouraged by an amateur boxing champion, Mike Tyson had took up the sport as a young teen. Quickly surpassing that of a hobby, he poured many hours into practicing- even if it meant slipping out of bed to punch in the dark. From there, he eventually made his professional debut in Albany, New York in the spring of 1985. A big success, his win earned him the nickname of “Iron Mike”. Determined to make himself known, he underwent rigorous training over the next couple of years; before he knew it, his efforts had paid off- at the age of twenty, he received the heavyweight championship title, making him the youngest to have ever achieved such a feat.
What has the former boxer been up to recently? Since the end of his boxing days, Tyson has picked up a number of hobbies- for instance, just this year, he created his own Youtube Channel in partnership with Shots Studio. One of his latest projects, he collaborates with various social media stars such as Rudy Mancuso and Lele Pons to create videos such as comedy sketches and parodies. As of November 2017, his channel has already received close to 10 million views. In other news, he had also issued his second book titled, Iron Ambition this summer, which chronicled his early life with Cut D’Amato, his boxing manager, and surrogate father.