TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Mike Tyson

Powered by imdb

One of the most frightening human beings ever to step into the boxing ring, Mike Tyson was the model of the supreme gladiator - unbeaten and unbeatable. Never before had one individual captured the attention of the wider world via sport except Muhammad Ali. Michael Gerard Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised by his mother, Lorna Mae (Smith). From 1987-1990, he was the undisputed world heavyweight champion conducting a reign of terror in the prize-fighting ring and earning millions of dollars whilst doing it. He had won the WBC title in November 1986 at the tender age of twenty becoming the youngest heavyweight champion ever. Soon after he claimed the WBA crown from James "Bonecrusher" Smith before beating Tony Tucker for the IBF championship. Brutal victories against the likes of Pinklon Thomas, Tony Tubbs, Larry Holmes, Tyrell Biggs and Michael Spinks confirmed his status as the best in the world. However, his life outside the ring was as engrossing as his life in it. A short-lived marriage to actress Robin Givens was followed by a catalogue of personal misfortune that ultimately resulted in him losing his world championship to James "Buster" Douglas in Tokyo in February 1990. He was jailed for rape in 1992 and released in 1995. A comeback later that same year saw him beat two opponents before regaining the WBC heavyweight crown in March 1996. He added the WBA crown to his tally by beating Bruce Seldon before getting stopped by the unheralded Evander Holyfield in November 1996. A rematch in June 1997 saw him bite a chunk of Holyfield's ear off - an act that earned him worldwide condemnation. He has continued to fight on and off; a title challenge in 2002 saw him lose in 8 rounds to Lennox Lewis whilst a routine assignment in July 2004 saw him beaten by another British talent, Danny Williams, in 4 rounds. His final fight was a loss to Irishman Kevin McBride in 2005, although to most observers it was clear Tyson had absolutely nothing left, including the desire to fight. After leaving boxing as a fighter he continued to remain in the public eye both for the right & wrong reasons, including further brushes with the law. In 2009 he appeared as a fictional version of himself in the hit film 'The Hangover' & its subsequent sequel in 2011 as well as a number of WWE events. Tyson returned to boxing some years later as a promoter, guiding the next generation of contenders to the top under his promotional banner 'Iron Mike Productions' & now seems to be a man at peace, settled with a young family & enjoying life. But his legacy as the youngest world heavyweight champion of all time, and the impact he had on both sport & popular culture in the late '80s and early '90s, will forever remain.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Mike Tyson's Diss Track Music Video ... with Hot Chicks In Bikinis (VIDEO)

Mike Tyson
Drops Diss Track Music Video ... Hot Chicks In Bikinis

Mike Tyson has a brand new music video to match his anti-Soulja Boy diss track ... complete with hot bikini chicks in weird poses ... and even a shot at Floyd Mayweather.  Tyson's barely in… READ MORE >

Mike Tyson Says Chris Brown Ain't Like Me ... No 1st Round K.O. (VIDEO)

Mike Tyson
Chris Brown Ain't Like Me ... No 1st Round K.O.

Soulja Boy is no Glass Joe -- Chris Brown won't be knocking his ass out in the 1st round ... so says Brown's coach Mike Tyson.  Tyson gave his fight prediction for the big celebrity clash… READ MORE >

- 196 days ago
Mike Tyson Records Diss Track ... 'Thoulja's Going Down!' (AUDIO)

Mike Tyson
Records Diss Track 'Thoulja's Going Down!'

Mike Tyson is using the majesty of song to describe his hatred for Soulja Boy ... and it's hilarious.  Iron Mike hit the recording booth with producer Damon Elliott and belted out a verse… READ MORE >

- 199 days ago
Mike Tyson Is Team Chris Brown ... Training Him For Soulja Boy Fight (VIDEO)

Mike Tyson
I'm Training Chris Brown TO KICK SOULJA BOY'S ASS

2017 continues to try to destroy Soulja Boy ... with one of the scariest men in the history of humanity, Mike Tyson, promising to help Chris Brown beat the brakes off Soulja in their celebrity… READ MORE >

- 200 days ago
50 Cent Calls Up Mike Tyson To Train Chris Brown

50 Cent
I'm Bringing In Mike Tyson ... To Help Chris Brown Beat the Crap Outta Soulja Boy

50 Cent is pulling some serious favors to ensure Chris Brown comes out with a 'W' if he and Soulja Boy square up ... calling none other than Mike Tyson to train CB. 50 posted the vid claiming… READ MORE >

- 202 days ago
Mike Tyson Does Bare-Knuckled Mannequin Challenge (VIDEO)

Mike Tyson
Bare-Knuckled Mannequin Challenge ... Hopefully Last One Ever

Just when you thought it was over ... Mike Tyson jumps into the Mannequin Challenge craze, and even though it's at least three weeks too late ... it's still pretty awesome. Mike hooked up with… READ MORE >

- 212 days ago
Mike Tyson Documentary -- Photog Sues Filmmakers ... You Bit My Work, Now I'm Biting Back (PHOTOS)

Mike Tyson Documentary
Photog Sues Filmmakers ... You Bit My Work, Now I'm Biting Back

The producers of a Mike Tyson documentary straight-up jacked photos from the Tyson-Holyfield bout for the film ... so claims the photographer in a new lawsuit. Famed boxing photographer Teddy… READ MORE >

- 295 days ago
Skip Bayless -- Mike Tyson Sat In Kanye's UFC Seats ... Guess What Happened Next (VIDEO)

Skip Bayless
Mike Tyson Sat In Kanye's UFC Seats Guess What Happened Next

What happens when you get to your cageside seats at UFC 202 -- and Mike Tyson's sitting in 'em???  That's the question Kanye West had to ask himself when that happened to him at the Conor… READ MORE >

- 338 days ago
Kobe & Michael Jordan -- INSANE Athlete Tattoos ... From Elite Ink Artist (PHOTO GALLERY)

Kobe & Michael Jordan
INSANE Athlete Tattoos From Elite Ink Artist

If you bleed Kobe Bryant ... or Michael Jordan ... or Mike Tyson ... or any sports legend, there's a tattoo artist in New Zealand who's become the go-to guy for hyper realistic tats of the biggest… READ MORE >

- 355 days ago
Muhammad Ali Memorial -- Celebs Ready to Pay Final Respects ... Procession Begins (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

Muhammad Ali Memorial
Celebs Ready to Pay Final Respects ... Procession Begins

Mike Tyson and Will Smith were among the early arrivals for Muhammad Ali's memorial service -- and served as pallbearers as the procession through Louisville started. The 19 mile… READ MORE >

- 413 days ago
Around the Web