“Iron” Mike Tyson…. Where did it go wrong?

Mike Tyson in his prime

Mike Tyson in his prime

Tyson was always destined to be a great boxer. At 16 he competed at the 1982 Junior Olympic Games, where he won Gold!
3 years later he became a profesional and won 26 of his first 28 fights by knock-out, 16 in the first round.

November 22, 1986, Tyson was given his first title fight against Trevor Berbick for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world. Tyson won the title by second round TKO, and at the age of 20 years and 4 months became the youngest heavyweight champion in history!

Tyson followed on and went on a quest to unify the 3 major belts and on August 1 1987 he became the first heavyweight to own all three major belts — WBA, WBC, and IBF — at the same time.

Mike Tysons NES game

Mike Tyson's NES game

Mike Tyson NES game

Mike Tyson NES game

James Buster Douglas Knockout Boxing

James Buster Douglas Knockout Boxing

JamesBusterDouglasKnockoutBoxing

James Buster Douglas Knockout Boxing

Mike Tyson was so popular that he even had a Nintendo Entertainment System game that was not very good.

It all started to go wrong though and Tyson lost a fight to James “Buster” Douglas

Who also had a game released but on the rival Sega MegaDrive/ Genesis and it was much better!  Just look at the difference between the two games!

Desiree Washington

Desiree Washington

In July 1991 Tyson was jailed for the rape of Desiree Washington.

He was given a sentence of six years and was released in March 1995 after serving three years.

During which time he became a Muslim.

He was released and started fighting again in 1995 regaining his WBC and WBA belts from Britains Frank Bruno and the American Bruce Seldon,  it was after this fight that Tupac Shakur was shot 4 times and died.

Holyfields ear

Holyfield's ear

He then entered into two fights with Evander Holyfield which resulted in Tyson biting a large part of Holyfields ear off.  The boxing people didn’t like this and suspended Tyson from boxing.

This only lasted 1 year during which time Tyson earned alot of money by punching WWE/WWF Wrestler Shawn Michaels

In 1999 he finally had another boxing match this time with Francois Botha, You would think Tyson would try to stay away from controversy but no…… he tried to break Francois’s arm during the fight!

He then tried to beat up two motorists after a car accident and ended up back in jail for 9 months.

When released he had two fights in the uk against some journeymen boxers then had a fight against similarly troubled Polish boxer Andrzej Gołota, he won in round three after Gołota refused to fight.  The result was later changed to a no contest as Tyson had refused to take a pre-fight drug test and then tested positive for marijuana in a post-fight urine test.  Boxing when stoned!!!!!

Finally in 2002 what every boxing fan wanted was going to happen… Tyson vs Lennox Lewis.

Tyson said ” I want your heart, I want to eat your children” Lewis beat him.

A few years later Tyson filed for bankruptcy. Tyson is said to have squandered nearly $300 million in ring earnings through lavish spending and bad advice.

You can see his house here….

Abandoned Mansion Of Mike Tyson

Abandoned Mansion Of Mike Tyson

Abandoned Mansion Of Mike Tyson

Abandoned Mansion Of Mike Tyson

More pictures of his abandoned house here. Lavish they were!

Mike Tyson McBride

Mike Tyson in 2005

He desperately needed some money so fought Danny Williams and Kevin McBride and lost both fights!

He got into trouble again and was arrested for DUI and felony drug possession after he nearly crashed into a police car after leaving a bar.

He was sentenced to 24 hours in jail, 360 hours community service and 3 years probation. Prosecutors had requested a year long jail sentence, but the judge praised Tyson for seeking help with his drug problems.

So it seems that Tyson may finally be getting help…..  but he really should lay off the pies!

Fat Mike Tyson

Fat Mike Tyson

Tubby Mike Tyson

Tubby Mike Tyson

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6 Responses

  1. Joe Dugan says:

    You must be retarded. Mikes Tyson’s Punchout was one of the best NES games of all time. Everybody played or owned this game. Buster Douglas on the other hand, was a complete no name. I can’t remember one person back in the day who had that game, let alone the sega dream machine. Do some research before you write pal.

  2. Nureid says:

    Now big man, before very good. Good eating what do you think there everyday! Assalaam alaykum?

  3. 2pac says:

    MIKE TYSON was the best boxer such a boxer, it will not he give is lengend

  4. zohair says:

    salamu alaykum it mean ..hello in arabic couse mike it muslim men 🙂 good bye

  5. futurestar says:

    with out a doubt he is one of the greatest boxers ever. but its such a shame he was crippled by his personal problems.

    and those who beat him towards the end of his career such as danny williams, you are not good boxer because when you beat mike he was a shell of his former self.

    lets not forget, after beating an aging mike tyson williams thought he was the best boxer in the world… but got beat bad by vitali kitchko

  6. noname says:

    good man good person, but does not controlling his anger

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