On this day, June 30th, 1966, Michael Gerard Tyson better known as Mike Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York. 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 old. Tyson’s controversial behaviour in and out of the ring has caused him problems leading to a three year prison sentence and being disqualified for a TKO rematch in 1997 after biting off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear.
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