Mike Tyson Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Biography & More
Bio Real NameMichael Gerard "Mike" Tyson NicknameIron, Kid Dynamite, The Baddest Man on the Planet ProfessionAmerican former Professional Boxer Physical Stats & More Heightin centimeters- 178 cm in meters- 1.78 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 10” Weightin Kilograms- 109 kg in Pounds- 240 lbs Body Measurements- Chest: 52 Inches - Waist: 36 Inches - Biceps: 18.5 Inches Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourBald Boxing Professional Debut1985 Coach/MentorCus D'Amato
Some Lesser Known Facts About Mike Tyson
Does Mike Tyson smoke?: Yes
Does Mike Tyson drink Alcohol?: Yes
Michael Gerard “Mike” Tyson also known as Malik Abdul Aziz because of his conversion to Islam.
Purcell Tyson was his biological father, who was from Jamaica. But he considered Jimmy Kirkpatrick as his father.
In 1959, Jimmy Kirkpatrick moved to Brooklyn, where he met Tyson’s mother, Lorna Mae (Smith) Tyson. According to Mike Tyson, “My father was just a regular street guy caught up in the street world”.
Trainer Cus D’Amato looked after him and trained him to be a boxer. Later Tyson said, “I never saw my mother happy with me and proud of me for doing something: she only knew me as being a wild kid running the streets, coming home with new clothes that she knew I didn’t pay for. I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her. Professionally, it has no effect, but it’s crushing emotionally and personally”.
In an Interview with detail Magazine, he disclosed about his first fight that was with a bigger youth who had pulled the head off one of Tyson’s pigeons. He used to fight with those who ridiculed his high-pitched voice and lisp.
He was arrested 38 time by the age of 13.
His skills and ability to be a good boxer were first recognised by Bobby Stewart (Former Boxer).
As a young boxer, he refrained from sex for 5 years to be the World Champion. He thought that sex would make him weaker.
Tyson remained in controversy for biting an ear of Evander Holyfield in 1997.
He has got the great affection for the Pigeons. He likes pigeon-racing.
Tyson has faced rape allegation in his life, in 1991, Miss Black America Contestant charged him of rape. For this he was arrested then sentenced for 6 years but released after 3 years.
In 2012, Tyson was inducted into WWE Hall of Fame by Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
He loves tigers, he spends around $4000 every month for his Bengal Tigers.