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Mike Tyson (born June 30th 1966) Mike Tyson is a former boxing champion.
Boxing career: Mike Tyson started out his boxing career as an amateur at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympic Games, winning all fights by KO and delivering one knock out in 8 seconds. His first professional fight was in 1985 against Hector Mercedes, who he knocked out in the first round and he went on to gain media attention for his frequent first round knockouts.
Guardian D'Amato passed away later that year. His first televised fight was against Jesse Ferguson in 1986, which ended after broken nose for Ferguson in the sixth round. His first title fight was against Trevor Berbick that year, where he won the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight championship after a knockout in the second. He became the youngest heavyweight champion of all time.
Tyson was well known for his speed and accuracy, as well as his perfect Peek-a-Boo defense style. By 1984, he had seized the World Boxing Association (WBA) title and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) title, and even defeated Olympic gold medallist Tyrell Biggs. In 1987, he became the subject of Nintendo arcade game 'Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!'. In 1988, he ended the career of rival heavyweight champion Michael Spinks after Tyson ended his undefeated streak. Tyson lost his first fight in 1990 to Buster Douglas after a knockout in the tenth round, to much shock in the media.
In 1996, Tyson lost to Evander Holyfield in the eleventh round, but the controversy surrounding the referee's decision forced a rematch to be scheduled. The rematch took place the following year and became one of the most shocking fights in history when Tyson bit both Holyfield's ears, managing to tear a piece of flesh from his right lobe. Despite a later apology, his boxing license was temporarily revoked and he was fined $3 million. In 2002, Tyson brawled with Lennox Lewis over some threatening remarks the former made. They later fought in the ring, with Lewis delivering a knock out in the eigth round.
Tyson retired from boxing in 2003, his physical condition waning and his passion becoming somewhat decreased. Mike Tyson: Personal life Tyson was raised in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were baseball player Jimmy Kirkpatrick and Lorna Mae, though Jimmy soon left the family and his mother died when he was 16-years-old. He was subsequently cared for by boxing manager Cus D'Amato.
During his youth he got into regular fights, often due to bullying over his lisp, and committed petty crime. He was arrested more than 30 times before he even reached his teens. He went to the Tryon School for Boys where his boxing talents were picked up by Bobby Stewart who trained him for a time. Kevin Rooney later became his trainer.
In 1992, he was sentenced to six years in prison for the rape of Miss Black Rhode Island, Desiree Washington, after denying the claims in court. He served three years of the sentence and he converted to Islam while inside. He married Robin Givens in 1988 but they divorced a year later due to apparent domestic violence. He was married to Monica Turner between 1997 and 2003, with whom he had two children named Rayna and Amir. The pair divorced over allegations of his adultery. In 2003, he filed for bankruptcy. He had another child named Exodus, who died aged four in 2009 after an accident at home where she lived with her mother and brother. He married Kiki Spicer soon after the incident. Tyson has bipolar disorder and revealed that he was broke in 2010, but grateful for the family that he has. In 2013, he admitted he was struggling with alcoholism.
The two were scheduled to sort out their beef in the ring.
According to the ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy)’ singer’s twitter, the match is off because Brown will not sign the contract and is acting ‘like a b**ch’.
Soulja Boy says his boxing match with rival Chris Brown is no longer happening
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Packed with never-released material, this documentary tells the life story of Muhammad Ali from angles we haven't seen before, even as it has a tendency to drift into hero worship. But filmmaker Clare Lewins assembles the material with style and personality, mixing home movies and previously unheard recordings with firsthand interviews with the people who know Ali best. Oddly, many of them speak in the past tense, which makes the film feel like a eulogy for a man who's still alive.
Watch any clip of Ali and it's clear that this man is a force of nature. In his heyday, his charisma was legendary, infusing new life into the boxing world when he emerged as Cassius Clay and was banned from boxing for refusing to participate in the Viet Nam draft. A lifelong activist, Ali has never compromised his principles, being true to himself while sticking up for those around him. He also broke rules by talking directly to the world through the media's cameras, chanting at and dancing around his competitors. But the film's most intriguing aspect is its depiction of him as a doting father who has always had time for his kids. At 72, he lives in Arizona with his wife, and is seriously ill with Parkinson's.
Everyone on-screen has been caught up in Ali's magic, with one noting that looking into his eyes is like seeing God. These kind of comments are a bit too intent on creating a legend while skipping over some of the grittier details of his life. Yes, Lewins seems to get caught up in the mythology as well. The film only briefly touches on his four marriages and children from extra-marital affairs, but it does spend some time exploring his more shocking public comments. Although even these are recalled through the prism of time, offering explanations and even redemption.
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The former world heavyweight champion quickly slammed on his breaks and stopped oncoming traffic to help a severely injured motorcyclist.
Mike Tyson came to the rescue! The American boxing legend was recently a real-life hero as he rushed to save a severely injured motorcyclist after he crashed on a freeway just outside of Las Vegas.
Tyson helped an injured motorcyclist after crashing on a busy freeway
Tyson, who was travelling to Sin City in his own vehicle, stopped traffic to rush to the aid of rider Ryan Chesley who went flying off his motorbike after a cab cut him off on the busy road, TMZ reports.
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'I Am Ali' is a documentary about the life of the boxing champion Muhammad Ali, as much as it is also a documentary about the people who were inspired and motivated by his image, or through meeting him. The documentary is told, in part, through never before heard audio journals from the boxing legend and human rights activist. Through his huge heavy weight career, as well as his racial justice and religious freedom avocation, Ali became a hero to many people. The film is set to be the third documentary about Ali, although with this new, more personal insight into the man behind the gloves, to could yet prove to be the greatest.
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Reasons why Jamie Foxx will do a great job playing the iconic boxer
Jamie Foxx is set to play Mike Tyson in a forthcoming film
But will Foxx do a good job at playing the big man? We reckon so, and here’s why.
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It looks like Jamie Foxx is eyeing up his next major role, and it could be a knock-out.
According to Variety, Jamie Foxx is to star as Kid Dynamite himself, former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson. Having starred as cornerman Drew Bundini Brown in Ali, Foxx is no stranger to the ring, and if everything goes to plan, he'll be stepped back in once more for his next role.
Is Jamie Foxx soon going to be donning that distinctive facial tattoo?
The project will be penned by Wolf of Wall Street writer Terence Winter, and is being spearheaded by Rock Yorn, Foxx's manager. As of yet there is no studio or director attached, but considered the project already has Foxx and Winter involved, it's highly unlikely the film will fail to find a distributor.
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The rapper fighting with the sports star isn't actually that rare an occurrence.
T.I. and Floyd Mayweather had a pretty big bust-up at the weekend: a fight broke out after the boxer allegedly made some untoward comments about improper friendship between the boxer and the rapper's wife, Tameka "TIny" Cottle. Punches and chairs were reportedly thrown in the fight between the two celebs who were filmed brawling in a Vegas Fatburger.
In honour of the sheer scandal the incident has generated, we've rounded up a list of five other examples where rappers have battled with sports stars, indicating an almost cat-and-dog-like relationship between the two professionals.
1) 50 Cent Vs. floyd mayweather
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Mike Tyson's UK ban could result in the scrapping of his 2014 tour.
Mike Tyson's UK ban leaves his one-man show tour in 2014 in serious doubt. The former champion boxer is currently booked in for eight nights of his Undisputed Truth show (directed by Spike Lee) in London, Glasgow and Manchester but Tyson discovered this week that he is banned from entering the country.
Mike Tyson's UK Ban Leaves His Tour In Doubt
The former boxer, 47, was due in the capital this week as a part of a promotional tour for his new autobiography, which included a photo-call with journalists and a book signing at Waterstones, but recent changes to UK immigration laws meant he was unable to enter the UK and was re-routed to Paris instead.
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Mike Tyson has reached out for help.
The former heavyweight champion of the world told a packed press room last week that he was "on the verge of dying" though had been sober for six days.
He visited the same theme on Thursday's interview, telling Lauer, "When I start drinking and I relapse, I think of dying.When I'm in a real dark mood, I think of dying. And I don't want to be around no more. I won't survive unless I get help."
Continue reading: Mike Tyson Tells Matt Lauer, "If I Don't Get Help, I Will Die."
The actor did a fine job hosting the Sunday (June 9) ceremony
Neil Patrick Harris was on hand to present this year's Tony Awards and the How I Met Your Mother actor was on fine form as he delivered one helluva opening and closing performance, continuing to deliver the gods throughout the length of the show. On hand to help him during his hosting duties was Mike Tyson, Sandy; the dog from the Annie musical, and all but closed the case as to why he should be a future Oscar host with a very well-received hosting job.
Harris' opening medley during the Sunday (June 9) night ceremony saw the actor begin with a 'solo-show' featuring just himself and an acoustic guitar, before the whole thing turned into a marvellously Broadway-esque spectacle. During a tribute to Bring It On, Tyson - who had a one-man show on Broadway last spring - then emerged from behind some cheerleaders and promptly joined NPH in the song-and-dance routine.
That wasn't all for NPH during the night though, as the actor made sure the laughs kept coming with a joke-filled routine. When it came time for him to introduce the cast of A Christmas Story: The Musical, the actor brought in Sandy to help him out. At first things were fine and there was no sexual tension between the two, but once Sandy started kissing Neil's cheek things began to get weird and things started getting French between the two. Understandably, the show caused quite a bit of controversy on Twitter after, with viewers outraged that a dog got to make out with NPH but they didn't. It is a cruel world after all.
Date of birth
30th June, 1966
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