Fun Fact 3: Mike Tyson's full name is Michael Gerard Tyson. He has three
siblings; an older brother called Rodney and a sister called Denise. His
sister unfortunately passed away in 1990. She was only 24 years old when
she died and the reason for her death was heart attack. He also has a
half brother called Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick.
Fun Fact 4: Mike Tyson's real father is called Purcell Tyson and he came
from Jamaica. However, the man who Mike referred to as his father was
Jimmy Kirkpatrick, a baseball player from North Carolina.
Fun Fact 5: Mike Tyson and his siblings were raised by his mother, Lorna
Mae. The man whom he referred to as his father, Jimmy Kirkpatrick, left
the family not long after Mike was born.
Fun Fact 6: Due to financial difficulties, the family had to move to
Brownsville. Mike Tyson was ten years old when they relocated and sadly,
his mother passed away six years later when he was only sixteen years
Fun Fact 7: After Mike Tyson's mother passed away when he was just 16
years old, he was left in the care of Cus D'Amato, a boxing trainer and
Fun Fact 8: Mike Tyson was raised in neighborhoods with high crime
rates. His childhood was problematic and he often found himself in
trouble with the law. He was arrested on countless occasions when he was
Fun Fact 9: It was during his troublesome childhood that Mike Tyson's
boxing abilities were recognized by a former boxer called Bobby Stewart.
They met at a juvenile detention center where Stewart worked as a
Fun Fact 10: Bobby Stewart introduced Mike Tyson to a boxing manager and
trainer called Cus D'Amato who continued to train him. Other people who
were involved in training Mike Tyson included Kevin Rooney and Teddy
Fun Fact 11: Mike Tyson still holds the record of youngest boxer to win
the heavyweight titles in World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing
Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF). He was
twenty years old when he won these titles.
Fun Fact 12: Mike Tyson won another world championship title in 1988
when he knocked Michael Spinks out in just ninety-one seconds. The name
of this title is the lineal champion.
Fun Fact 13: Mike Tyson won World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing
Association (WBA) heavyweight titles in 1996 when he defeated Bruce
Seldon and Frank Bruno.
Fun Fact 14: Mike Tyson received more than 300 million dollars during
his boxing career. He declared himself bankrupt in 2003!
Fun Fact 15: Mike Tyson has received many nicknames during his boxing
career including Iron Mike, Kid Dynamite and The Baddest Man on the