Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson (also known as Malik Abdul Aziz) was born on June 30, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York.
He has various nicknames, including Kid Dynamite, Iron Mike and The Baddest Man on the Planet.
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 world heavyweight titles, he was 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old.
Throughout his career, Tyson became well known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behaviour both inside and outside the ring.
Tyson is considered to have been one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time. He is ranked Number 16 on The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.