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Name: Michael Gerard Tyson                                                         
Nickname(s) Iron Mike                                                             
Born: 30 June 1966 Brooklyn, New York                                             
Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a retired American boxer. He won     
two world heavyweight boxing championships during his career and remains the       
youngest man ever to win a world heavyweight title. He was well-known for his     
controversial behavior in and out of the ring.                                     
Nicknamed "Iron Mike Tyson", "Kid Dynamite" and "The Baddest Man on the Planet,"   
Tyson was ranked the #1 Most Outrageous Character in modern sports history by     
ESPN ,as determined by a panel of experts and an Internet poll.                   
He was trained by Cus D'Amato. In the early part of his career, Tyson unified     
the belts in the splintered heavyweight division in the late 1980s and won many   
of his fights by knockout. He knocked out his first nineteen professional         
opponents no later than the sixth round, and thirteen of them in the first.       
He was the undisputed heavyweight champion for over two years before losing to     
Buster Douglas in 1990.                                                           
In 1992 he was convicted of raping a beauty pageant contestant, for which he       
served three years in prison. During this time, Tyson converted to the Nation of   
Islam and adopted the Muslim name Malik Abdul Aziz. After being released           
from prison in 1995, he engaged in a series of comeback fights. In 1997, he bit   
off a portion of Evander Holyfield's ear. He fought for a championship again at   
35, losing by knockout to Lennox Lewis in 2002. Tyson retired from competitive     
boxing in 2005.                                                                   
Since retiring he has engaged in a series of exhibition bouts in a tour across     
the U.S to pay his numerous debts. He declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite         
receiving over US$30 million for several of his fights and $300 million over his