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Happy Birthday : Mike Tyson [ 30 June ]

30 June 2012 :: Michael Gerard “Mike” Tyson, also known as Malik Abdul Aziz was born on June 30, 1966. Tyson  is a retired American professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York City. He has a brother, Rodney, who is five years older than he. His sister, Denise, died of a heart attack at age 25 in 1991. Tyson’s father, Jimmy Kirkpatrick, abandoned his family when Tyson was 2, leaving his mother, Lorna Smith Tyson, to care for them on her own. The family lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant until their financial burdens necessitated a move to Brownsville when Tyson was 10 years old. Tyson’s mother died six years later, leaving 16-year-old Tyson in the care of boxing manager and trainer Cus D’Amato.


Real name           Michael Gerard Tyson

Nickname(s)      Kid Dynamite

Iron Mike

The Baddest Man on the Planet

Rated at               Heavyweight

Height                 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)

Reach                    71 in (180 cm)

Born                     June 30, 1966 (age 46)

Birth Place          Brooklyn, New York, U.S

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