What did Mike Tyson do before boxing?
A member of various street gangs at an early age, Tyson was sent to reform school in upstate New York in 1978. At the reform school, social worker and boxing aficionado Bobby Stewart recognized his boxing potential and directed him to renowned trainer Cus D’Amato, who became his legal guardian.
What are three interesting facts about Mike Tyson?
- Tyson finished his first year professionally boxing with a record of 15-0, with all his wins being by knockout.
- Tyson ended up being the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history at 20 years of age.
- Tyson was a U.S. Olympic boxing team alternate.
What age was Mike Tyson first loss?
Mike Tyson has revealed that his first ever defeat in the boxing ring came during an amateur fight when he was just 16 and taking on a 25-year-old man. After being discovered in a juvenile detention centre as a mere child, ‘Iron Mike’ was sent to train with Cus D’Amato.