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Meet Mike Tyson Michael Gerard Tyson was born on June 30 1966 in Brooklyn New York After run-ins with the law and expulsion from high school Tyson was taken out of reform school by boxing trainer Cus Dmato Cus saw the potential in this troubled kid and knew what he could become if given the right influence and training With Cuss guidance Mike Tyson became the hottest young heavyweight in professional boxing and was soon on the road to the heavyweight crown Cus DAmatos tragic death from pneumonia in 1985 was a blow to Mike Tyson but he continued the journey to the heavyweight title with trainer Kevin Rooney at his side along with promoters Jim Jacobs and Bill Cayton The Reign and the Unthinkable Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in heavyweight history 20 years 144 days when he knocked out the then WBC Champion Trevor Berbick in the second round of their matchup on November 22 1986 breaking Floyd Pattersons mark He then went on to conquer the WBA and the IBF versions of the heavyweight crown from James Bonecrusher Smith and Tony Tucker respectively This made Mike Tyson the first undisputed champion since Leon Spinks Tyson reigned supreme as the undisputed champ easily defeating all challengers In late 1988 Mike Tyson and trainer Kevin Rooney parted ways over a dispute over Mikes then wife actress Robin Givens Tysons next fight against Frank Bruno in February 1989 was his first without Rooney and the first in which Mike Tyson was noticeably wobbled in a fight Tyson soon lost his undisputed titles in February of 1990 when he was knocked out by 42-1 underdog Buster Douglas in the eleventh round in what is known as the biggest upset in boxing history Iron Mike determined to recapture his crown returned to the ring with a vengeance quickly dispensing of Henry Tillman Alex Stewart and Donovan Razor Ruddock He was scheduled to challenge Evander Holyfield
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