Life and career
At the age of 20, 4 months and 22 days, Mike Tyson had a rain of triumph as he won his first 19 career Knockout matches, 12 of which were determined to draw and lose in the first half.
In 1986, after beating boxer Trevor Berbick by TKO (Knockout) in the second round, he captured the WBC Championship.
In 1987, Tyson went on to win two more WBA and IBF championships against James Smith and Tony Tucker. Tyson is also the first boxer to hold all three WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight title titles.
It wasn’t until 1988, though, that Mike Tyson was properly remembered and championed the title after beating Michael Spinks in the 91st second. Known for this title, Mike Tyson has successfully defended his belt of championships nine times, including a wide-ranging win over Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno.
But just two years later (1990), after losing to boxer James “Buster” Douglas in the 10th round with Knockout, he lost the championship. But in just two years, Tyson had to go to the ring 9 times, which is a pretty huge amount for a martial artist today (currently each famous boxer like Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao also only competes 1 years from 2 to 3 games is much).
Trying to take back the titles, Mike Tyson managed to defeat boxer Donovan Ruddock twice in 1991, but then he lost to the heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield because he was too strong that makes Mike Tyson 2 times the damage.
In 1992, Mike Tyson was sentenced to six years in jail by the Desiree Washington judge, but was released after three years of re-education. Since his release from jail, Mike went back to a series of matches to get his name back.
In 1996, after beating two boxers Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon with TKO, he regained the WBC and WBA championships.