Michael Gerard Tyson - AKA "Iron Mike Tyson" (born
June 30, 1966) is a professional boxer. His immense promise and skill in the boxing
ring has made him one of the most successful heavy weight champions of all time.
Mike Tyson has done many different things
in his life, some great, and Michael Tyson has lived though some tough
problems. In 2002 in the Lennox Lewis - Mike Tyson heavyweight title
fight which was the highest-grossing pay-per-view event in history with 1.8
million people purchasing the event.
The people who purchased the pay per view
event saw Lewis defeat Mike Tyson in the
eighth round of the of the fight (June 24).
Home Box Office, said that the joint venture with
Showtime, which represented Mike Tyson, had grossed $104 million, $3.3
million more than the previous highest-grossing event, the second bout
between Tyson and Evander Holyfield in 1997.
"This exceeded our best expectations.
The sport of boxing was lifted by this official event," said Marc Taffat,
president for Home Box Office Sports. It was reported that the
networks were expecting about $103 million in sales.
Mike Tyson is also famous and has had tons
of jokes made about him, some of the funniest by Jay Leno on the Tonight
Show. In Tyson's 1997 rematch with Holyfield, Tyson was disqualified for
biting Holyfield's ears.
In the 20 years of his boxing career,
Michael Mike Tyson fought 58 bouts, winning 50 (44 by knockout) and losing six.
Tyson last entered the ring on June 11,
2005 when he lost to Irishman Kevin McBride.
has asked his critics to
stop expecting apologies from him and make suggestions as to what he should do
to appease them.
The convicted rapist and sports star appeared on Thursday night's THE BIG IDEA
and told host Donnie Deutsch that he (Mike Tyson) is sick of saying sorry for his
Tyson wants to do charity boxing and Mike Tyson can not understand
why some people will not stop
asking him to apologize for his past.
"If I hit somebody, I'm sorry, if I cursed someone, I'm sorry if I
did anything, but I'm not gonna spend the rest of my life apologizing to
everyone. "Whatever happened, happened in the past, so what is it I should
do? "You should take a survey for all these people that say... 'He's a bum, he's
this.' What should I do? Should I just kill myself, should I shovel dog manure?
What do they think I should really do? "Should I repent? Should I go to a
monastery become a monk?" But one thing Mike Tyson insisted he will never
apologize for is the 1992 hotel room rape crime that landed him behind bars for
Mike Tyson still maintains he is innocent. He added, "I didn't do that. I got
railroaded. I'm never going to apologize for something that I never did."
Mike Tyson to Fight in Pride Championship
in next leg of World Tour?
In Tokyo Japan this week, the Pride
representative Keiichi Sasahara was asked about the possibility of Mike
Tyson fighting Wanderlei Silva, Pride's Middleweight (Light Heavyweight)
Champion. Sasahara responded by saying that there is a possibility of
seeing Mike Tyson versus any Pride fighter.
case regarding Mike Tyson still really bothers me, I wish I knew the truth 100%
for certain. Mike Tyson is very adamant that he is innocent, and there
still seems to be a controversy over this court case. Some believe Mike
Tyson was railroaded and convicted unfairly, and some believe this was a victory
for all women, and that Mike Tyson is an evil animal. I noticed that
Wikipedia has an editor that appears to be interested in self promotion and
promoting his own web site about Joyce Carol Oates. He inappropriately
deleted the link to our site
www.michaeltyson.com which was up for a long
time before it was unfairly removed from the Wikipedia web site.
NOT like or agree with the write up below of Joyce Carol Oates, and we know
many long time Mike Tyson fans dislike what she wrote below. Unlike
Wikipedia, we do however want to be fair and show all opinions people have about
Mike Tyson even if we do not agree with their opinions.
Excerpts from Joyce Carol
Oates article below.
"Mike Tyson's conviction on rape charges in Indianapolis is a minor tragedy
for the beleaguered sport of boxing, but a considerable triumph for women's
rights. For once, though bookmakers were giving 5-1 odds that Tyson would be
acquitted, and the mood of the country seems distinctly conservative, a jury
resisted the outrageous defense that a rape victim is to be blamed for her
own predicament. For once, a celebrity with enormous financial resources did
not escape trial and a criminal conviction by settling with his accuser out
What she says above is
not correct. The defense never said "a rape victim is to be blamed for
her own predicament".
That is just not
correct, and shows blatant bias in her article about Mike Tyson.
Mike Tyson was arrested in Phoenix AZ again
today. Mike Tyson was in court today and charged with Driving Under the
Influence (DUI) and possession of cocaine. The police found two bags of
cocaine in Mike Tyson's BMW. He admitted to the police he had been doing
cocaine for several days in a row. Mike Tyson was driving back from a club
named Sugar Daddy's when he was arrested about 2am this morning.
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He is scheduled for a preliminary
hearing on Jan. 16, 2007
No alcohol was found in his system,
and a DUI charge was not filed pending toxicology tests. Under the terms
of his release, Mike Tyson must submit to drug and alcohol testing and may
not drink or take nonprescription drugs while the case is pending. He
refused comment as he left courtroom. The only comment he made while
walking out of jail in the late morning was, "Good morning, Arizona."
Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson
has been indicted on charges of drug possession and driving under the influence
Mike Tyson now 40 years old, was
indicted on felony drug possession and paraphernalia possession counts and two
misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs. If convicted of all
four charges, he could be sentenced to up to 7 1/2 years in prison, Maricopa
County Attorney Andrew Thomas said.
The charges stem from Mike Tyson's
Dec. 29 arrest in Scottsdale. Tyson was pulled over after leaving a nightclub,
and an officer found bags of cocaine in his back pocket and another in a package
of cigarettes in his car, according to court records.
Mike Tyson's criminal attorney,
Thomas Marlowe, didn't immediately return phone calls.
Attorney David Chesnoff said, he'd prefer that Tyson
stay in the treatment facility, but "if he's
required to be in court and he doesn't get excused,
he'll be in court."
Tyson News - Read his legal and court case details
Tyson, 40, pleaded not guilty on Jan. 22 in Maricopa
County Superior Court to felony drug possession and
paraphernalia possession counts and two misdemeanor
counts of driving under the influence of drugs.
hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26. The Arizona county
Attorney is Andrew Thomas, who wants Mike Tyson to
serve prison time. Tyson may receive as much
as 7.5 years if he loses his legal battle and court
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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson learned he will
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