Michael Gerard Tyson or Mike Tyson was born on June 30, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, to Jimmy Kirkpatrick and Lorna Tyson.

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When he was 2 years old, his father left the family, which led to financial crises.

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He has an elder brother, Rodney and an elder sister, Denise who died in 1990.

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In 1982, his mother, Lorna Tyson died of cancer, after which Cus D’Amato, became his legal guardian.

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In 1985, he started his professional career against Hector Mercedes in Albany, New York.

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In 1991, a Miss Black America contestant charged that Tyson raped her.

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In 2012, Tyson was inducted by Triple H and Shawn Michaels into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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He has unusual pet likings, as he has 3 Royal Bengal Tigers, on which he spends $4000 a month.

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In 2005, he had his last match against Irish Heavyweight Champion Kevin McBride.

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After retiring, Tyson started a production company called Iron Mike Productions in 2013.

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