Mike Tyson Early Life, Career & Rape Trial, Prison!

Michael Gerard Tyson was born in the United States on June 30, 1966.

Early life

On June 30, 1966, Michael Gerard Tyson was born to a Catholic family in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City.  Rodney, his older brother

Professional career

Tyson’s first fight as a pro was on March 6, 1985, in Albany, New York. He was 18 years old at the time. He beat Hector Mercedes with a TKO

Personal life

Things came to a head in September 1988, when Tyson and Givens gave a joint interview to Barbara Walters on the ABC news show 20/20

Rape trial and prison

In July 1991, Tyson was arrested for raping 18-year-old Miss Black Rhode Island, Desiree Washington, in an Indianapolis hotel room.


in his first fights back. Tyson’s first fight back earned more than $96 million worldwide, including a record $63 million

From 1987 to 1990, he was the only heavyweight champion in the world. Twelve of Tyson’s first 19 professional fights were over in the first round. This is how he won

On his birth certificate, “Purcell Tyson,” a “humble cab driver” from Jamaica, is listed as Tyson’s biological father.  But Jimmy Kirkpatrick, a pimp, was the man Tyson