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Mike Tyson

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Jasmine Wilson
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Mrs.Brokaw
Block Four
December 16, 2014
Mike Tyson Mike Tyson was a very famous boxer. He did Heavyweight boxing and was a champion of the world. He later ended his career when he went to jail at the age of 20. He lost his title in 1990. He came back and asked for rematch in 1997, but how did he become famous in the first place. Mike Tyson was born on June 20, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York to his parents of Jimmy Kirkpatrick and Lorna Tyson. His father had left him at the age of 2. He later moved to Brownsville, Brooklyn. He was bullied in school, but he then joined a gang when he was 11. Since he got into a lot of trouble, he went to Tryon School for boys. One of his councilor, Bob Stewart taught him how to box. He later met Constantine D’Amato and he wanted to make him a pro boxer. On November 22, 1986, Tyson was given his first title fight against Trevor Berbick for the WBC heavyweight championship. He won by second round TKO at the age of 20. He was the youngest heavyweight champion in history. He has a total of 58 fights He won only 50 of them. As his game was falling apart, Tyson was too. His behavior during this time was increasingly violent and erratic. He got a divorce with his wife on February 14, 1989. He came back in the ring and tried to win his title back. On March 26, 1992, Tyson was found guilty of rape and two counts of deviant sexual conduct. Overall, Tyson was a very good boxer who is still known today. He had some up’s and some downs. He won a championship a was proud of it.

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