Mike Tyson is an American former boxer. Mike Tyson was born on June 30, 1966, in Brooklyn. Mike Tyson Net Worth is $300 Million as of 17 June 2016, But now Mike Tyson Net Worth is $3 Million. His father was Jimmy Kirkpatrick and his mother was Lorna Smith Tyson. Rodney and Denise were his siblings. His nickname is Iron Mike.
Mike Tyson became the world champion in heavyweight three times and at the age of 20 the youngest heavyweight champion ever. He is seen as a brutal boxer, and outside the ring, his explosive temper brought him into contact with the law several times.
Mike Tyson’s Special Features
Mike Tyson had an early physical development. At 12 years old he weighed more than 80 kg, with well-built muscles for a boy; at 15, he was already a swift and knockout heavyweight; at 18, not even his coach stood; at age 20, became world champion, the youngest heavyweight to achieve this feat. Apparently, there would be consequences for such performance in such a short period.
So when Tyson turned 30, it was already apparent that he was also losing his physical strength early on, and his devastating knockout season and world titles came to an end.
Youth and Amateur Career
Mike Tyson spent a difficult youth in the Brownsville ghetto. Violence is present even in the relationship between his mother and his stepfather. It will reveal in 2014 he had also been abducted and sexually abused for seven years by an unknown. From the age of eight, he fell into delinquency. Following several offenses, she is placed at the Tryon School, a reform school in Johnstown where he was noticed by Bobby Stewart Keeper, former boxer and former winner of the Golden Gloves from 1974 in light heavyweight, to which do not escape the athletic capacities of Tyson, (aged 13, it already weighs 80 kg ).
Stewart has Tyson placed in Cus d’Amato, a former coach of champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, who has been converted to helping underprivileged youth, to whom he teaches boxing. Under the tutelage of D’Amato who becomes a spiritual father for Tyson. Tyson, living in Catskill from 1979 and quickly became the best student of the septuagenarian coach, who predicted that “If he works hard, he will be one day world heavyweight champion”. In 1981, during the final of the Junior Olympic tournament in the United States, class heavyweights, he knocked Joe Cortez in the first round after only eight seconds of the bout.
He was the winner of this tournament in 1981 and 1982. In 1983, he failed in the final of the golden gloves in the super-heavyweight class beaten by Craig Payne (who also beat Cuban Teófilo Stevenson, triple Olympic champion in the category of heavyweight). That same year, Tyson won the heavyweight tournament in the Ohio Fair-State and became the under-19 heavyweight champion, a performance he will re-release in 1984, the same year he won.
The golden gloves are in the heavyweight category. However, he is beaten in the final points of the Olympic selections by Henry Tillman, and the rematch between the two men will give the same result. For Tyson, the disappointment was complete when it was Tyrell Biggs (world champion heavyweight in Munich in 1982 and silver medalist at the Pan American Games in 1983) who was chosen to represent the United States in the category of super heavyweight.
Tyson consoled himself by winning the gold medal at the Tampere tournament in Finland in the heavyweight category. The following year after playing 54 amateur bouts for 48 wins and six losses, Tyson went professional, under the management of Jim Jacobs and his partner Bill Cayton.
On the January 12, 2010, edition of RAW, a professional wrestling American show, Mike Tyson was chosen as guest host and central event participant at Night: A fight with Chris Jericho against D-Generation X.
In the middle of the fight Hornswoggle invades the fight and Tyson tags with Jericho, but when Jericho hits Hornswoggle Mike appears behind him and then removes his black shirt and appears one of the DX and when Jericho looks back Tyson punches him. On this day, during the program, he was considered a member of DX and at the end of the program, a former member.
On May 25, 2009, Mike Tyson’s girl, Exodus Tyson, just four years old, suffered a fatal domestic accident: her neck was rolled up in a rope attached to an electrical treadmill in the family home and was taken alive to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, did not withstand severe injuries and died shortly after medical treatment.
Mike Tyson’s Net Worth and Bankruptcy
After several years of financial hardship In August 2003, Mike Tyson filed for bankruptcy, although in his career he has collected more than $ 300 million in caches and awards. He even stated that he had at least $ 23 million in debt. In addition to all the economic woes, he was named by Ring magazine as number 16, right after Sonny Liston, among the top 100 boxers of all time.