Mike Tyson turns 54: The dark story of 'The Baddest Man on the Planet'

Updated: Jun 30, 2020, 12:02 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson, was born in New York on June 30, 1966. Tyson is known as one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time.

  • Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson's boxing career span was a total of 20 years from 1985 to 2005.

  • Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson was the undisputed world heavyweight champion between 1987 to 1990. At age 20 years and 4 months, he is the youngest champion in history.

  • Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson was the first boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF boxing titles and also unify them.

  • Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson's boxing statistics consider of 58 fights with 50 wins, 44 by KO, 6 losses and 2 no contests.

  • Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali

    Mike Tyson earned the nicknames Iron, Kid Dynamite and The Baddest Man on the Planet.

    In picture: Tyson with boxing legend late Muhammad Ali

  • Mike Tyson, Serena Williams

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

    In picture: Mike Tyson with Serena Williams

  • Mike Tyson

    In his autobiography, Mike Tyson spoke about having sex with different women on a regular basis even when he was in jail for a rape conviction. Mike said: "I was having so much sex that I was too tired to even go to the gym and work out. I'd just stay in my cell all day."

  • Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson got married three times - Robin Givens (1988-89), Monica Turner  (1997-2003) and finally to Lakiha Spicer in 2009.

    In picture: Mike Tyson with Lakiha Spicer

  • Mike Tyson

    In an interview, Mike Tyson revealed his third wife Lakiha Spicer changed his perspective towards women in life. Tyson was quoted saying, "Without my wife, I'm a savage animal...I look at women differently as I get older. When I was younger, I viewed them as pleasure. Now that I'm older, at this stage in my life, they're my teachers. If a man doesn't have a little bit of fear of his wife, he's not living his life right. That's why I got married three times...because I can't live without a wife."

  • Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson has a total of 8 children. Here Tyson is seen with his daughter Rayna.

  • Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield

    Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield faced each other in 1996 and 1997 with Holyfield winning the title from Tyson the first time. The second bout was stopped after Tyson bit Holyfield on both ears ending the match in disqualification and a huge controversy which would go down in history. Tyson was fined USD 3 million and was banned from boxing for one year.

  • Mike Tyson, Stone Cold Steve Austin

    In 1998, Mike Tyson made an appearance at WrestleMania 14 as the special enforcer during the match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels for the WWE world title.

  • Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson had great relationships with artists from other industries such as actors, singers and sports stars.

    In picture: Mike Tyson with late rap legend Tupac Shakur.

  • Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone

    In picture: Mike Tyson with Sylvester Stallone.

  • Mike Tyson, Dwayne Johnson

    In picture: Mike Tyson with Hollywood star and WWE superstar Dwayne Johnson.

  • Mike Tyson

    In 2003, Mike Tyson declared bankruptcy despite earning USD 30 million for his fights and USD 300 million in his boxing career.

  • Mike Tyson, Jamie Foxx

    Reports state that Jamie Foxx is preparing to play the role of Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic and preparations have already begun.

  • Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Mike Tyson, one of the world's finest boxers and biggest athletes in history celebrates his 54th birthday today. We take a look at his epic journey in boxing through some of his personal photos on social media. Pictures Courtesy/ Mike Tyson Instagram