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Matt Lukachinsky. WHO Is Mike tyson. Michael Gerard Tyson was born on June 30 th 1966 in Brooklyn New York Michael’s father had left him at a very young age. As a child Mike was bullied, and committed many crimes. He was sent to Tryon Reform School, where the history begins….

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who is mike tyson
WHO Is Mike tyson
  • Michael Gerard Tyson was born on June 30th 1966 in Brooklyn New York
  • Michael’s father had left him at a very young age.
  • As a child Mike was bullied, and committed many crimes.
  • He was sent to Tryon Reform School, where the history begins…
the youngest champion
the youngest Champion
  • Mike showed an interest in boxing, his talents were seen by CusD’Amato a popular boxing trainer.
  • Cuswas impressed and said with his training mike will be the youngest heavyweight champion of the world.
  • Cusadopted Mike and began training him.
young statistics
Young statistics
  • Mike was the 1981 and 1982 Junior olympic champion defeating every opponent by knockout.
  • Mike began his professional boxing career at the age of 18.
  • He had not lost a fight from 1985-1989
road to the top
Road to the top
  • Mikes winning streaks have lead him from a young junior Olympic champion to the number one contender in boxing.
  • Sadly along the way Mike had lost his dearest trainer and father figure Cus D’ Amato.
  • Cus always said mike would be the youngest world champion and a year after Cus’ death mike was in the ring fighting for the heavyweight title.
  • Mike became the first “Undisputed Champion”
spinks vs tyson
Spinks VS. Tyson
  • This fight is the fight that defines mike Tyson’s career.
  • Mike defeated Spinks before the bout started.
  • Nothing would stop him
who is to blame
Who is to blame?
  • Mikes out of ring antics really hurt his image.
  • His marriage was controlled, and he was accused of beating his wife.
  • He was convicted of rape.
  • He did not understand trust or a father figure since Cus.
  • He fired those who helped him and started a downhill slide.
why is he one of the best
Why is he one of the best
  • In his career Tyson was 50-6 with 44 knockouts
  • He was the street fighter of boxing.
  • He brought a different exciting look to the sport of boxing.
  • The baddest man on the planet.
  • In the ring was where every thing made sense
  • Mike was so good because he can never be figured out physically and mentally.
what makes tyson tyson
What makes Tyson; Tyson
  • Mike may be looked at as a bad person
  • He also may be looked at as one of the greatest athletes to grace the planet
  • Do his accomplishments in the ring make him who he is?
  • Is he not the best because of things that had nothing to do with boxing?
  • What makes a person admirable to you?

“God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another”

Mike Tyson

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