Summary of Mike Tyson’s childhood

Mike Tyson’s real name is Michael Gerard Tyson, born in 1966. Throughout his career, he has been known by various other names such as: Iron Mike  Kid Dynamite The Baddest Man on the Planet

Mike Tyson details his rough childhood that included fighting children &  their fathers

His childhood was extremely difficult:

His biological father, Purcell Tyson, was little known except that he worked as a driver.


His stepfather, Kirkpatrick, was a ghostly figure, leaving the family when Mike was 2 years old due to gambling problems.
His mother struggled with alcohol addiction and had a troubled history; she passed away when Mike was 16.

“Mike’s neighborhood” was notorious for its high crime rate. It was not uncommon for Mike to be arrested up to 38 times by the age of 13.

How Mike Tyson Became Mike Tyson -- New York Magazine - Nymag

His boxing skills were discovered by Bobby Stewart, a former boxer and youth counselor, who trained Mike briefly before introducing him to the respected boxing trainer Cus D’Amato, whom Mike deeply respected.

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