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Mike Tyson Biography Timeline

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Biography Timeline Of Mike Tyson

1966 - Early Life

Michael Gerard Tyson was born in New York City on June 30, 1966

1979 - Discovery

Tyson's boxing ability was discovered there by Bobby Stewart.

1985 - Debut

Tyson made his professional debut as an 18-year-old on March 6, 1985, in Albany, New York.

1986 - Nationally Televised

Tyson's first nationally televised bout took place at Houston Field.

1987 - WBA

He won by unanimous decision and added Smith's World Boxing Association (WBA) title to his existing belt.

1987 -Three Major Belts

He became the first heavyweight to own all three major belts – WBA, WBC, and IBF.

1988 - Not Recognized

He was not recognized as champion by the major boxing organizations.

1988 - Divorce

His marriage to Robin Givens was heading for divorce, and his future contract was over.

1990 - Lost Direction

Tyson have lost direction, and his personal life was in disarray amidst reports of less vigorous training.

1990 - Recovery

Tyson recovered with first-round knockouts of Henry Tillman and Alex Stewart in his next two fights.

1991 - Arrested

Tyson was arrested for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island.

1995 - Prison

Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison along with four years of probation.

1995 - Comeback

Tyson easily won his comeback bouts against Peter McNeeley and Buster Mathis Jr.

1997 - Boxing License

Tyson's boxing license was rescinded by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in a unanimous voice vote.

2000 - Controversial Fights

Tyson refused to take a pre-fight drug test and then tested positive for marijuana in a post-fight urine test.

2006 - World Tour

Tyson announced he would be doing a series of exhibition bouts, calling it Tyson's World Tour.

2011 - International Boxing Hall

Tyson was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame alongside legendary Mexican champion Julio César Chávez.

2013 - Television Series

Tyson was featured on a six-episode television series on Fox Sports 1 that documented his personal and private life.

2020 - Ranked No. 7

CBS Sports boxing experts ranked the top 10 heavyweights of the last 50 years and Tyson was ranked No. 7.

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