During his career, Tyson won his first 19 fights by knockout, 12 of them on the first round. In 1986, at the age of 20, 4 months and 22 days, he took the WBC crown against Trevor Berbick, becoming the youngest heavyweight champion of the world, a record that still remains unbeaten.
A year later he also won the WBA and IBF titles, becoming the undisputed champion and the first heavyweight to unify the world championships. In 1988 he became linear champion when he KO'd Michael Spinks in 91 seconds.
He defended his belts on nine occasions, before being knocked out by Buster Douglas in what was termed one of the greatest surprises in the history of the sport. Released from prison in 1995, he returned to the ring and in 1996 won the WBA and WBC titles by defeating Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon by KO respectively.
This made him one of the heavyweights capable of regaining a division belt after losing it. After being deprived of the WBC World Cup, he lost the WBA crown in a match against Evander Holyfield in November of the same year and in their rematch he was disqualified for biting his opponent's ear by pulling off a piece of cartilage.
In 2002, aged 35, he faced Lennox Lewis for the world title, being defeated by knockout. In 2005 at the age of 38, after further failures against Danny Williams and Kevin McBride, he announced his retirement.
A man threatened Mike Tyson with a gun!
Now, Mike Tyson was threatened by a man with a gun, who interrupted a comedy set in Hollywood: the video of the episode was released by TMZ. The owner of the club then asked the man, who was wearing a white t-shirt and a black leather jacket, to leave the club but he replied by saying: "I don't give a shit, I'm kidding.
Look , that's easy, "and pulled out a gun. The man then put the weapon back in his belt and said: "I'm going out." When the man saw Tyson he said, "Hey, I love you! I love your career, your successes.
Without you, we wouldn't have any inspiration. Really, from the heart. I respect you." Tyson called him and the man approached. Mike listened to him and then they shook hands and hugged each other: "New York! Brownsville!" the man shouted referring to the neighborhood where Tyson grew up. Great scare, but fortunately without consequences.