Tyson through the years

Jun 29, 2012, 08:34 IST | Special Features

As Mike Tyson celebrates his 46th birthday tomorrow, CS traces the fighter's journey:

>> Michael Gerard ‘Mike’ Tyson made the record of the youngest heavyweight champion in the world when he was twenty years.

>> Tyson weighed 200 pounds when he was 13 years old.

>> He bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a heavyweight title bout. He was fined $3 million, and was banned from boxing for one year.

>> In 1991, Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged that Tyson raped her in an Indianapolis hotel room. He was arrested, tried, convicted, and served three years in prison.

>> He served nine months in jail for assaulting two people after a car crash in 1998.

>> The character “Blood” from Vendetta (1991) was modeled after him. 

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