Myke Tyson is a professional boxer who has won the World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight Championship. Tyson got into boxing in his early childhood by sparring with his dad, who was also a boxer. He had many amateur titles before becoming the World Boxing Council Heavyweight Champion when he was 20 years old. Tyson’s amateur boxing career is what started gaining recognition for him and he won many tournaments that were held in the Virgin Islands.
In 1985, Tyson had became a professional boxer and defeated Michael Dokes by knockout in round one during their rematch on July 30th 1985. The following year, he defended his heavyweight title nine times consecutively before losing it to James “Buster” Douglas on February 11th 1990 which ended up being Tyson’s last fight as a professional boxer.
His first fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr
The first fight between Tyson and Mayweather Jr occurred on August 26th 2005 in Las Vegas.
The fight was originally supposed to be billed as a WBC heavyweight championship, but Tyson had lost his belt four months before the fight because he refused to take a mandatory title defense against Victor “The Big Cat” Nogueira.
The fight began with Tyson in control, defending himself while looking to counter. But at the end of round three, commentator Larry Merchant said “Mayweather Jr is starting to dance.” This seemed to be true when round five ended with Mayweather Jr being booed by the crowd for two minutes.
Tyson was then deducted one point by referee Tony Weeks for hitting with an illegal elbow when he accidentally hit Mayweather Jr low in the sixth round. After that, Tyson never had a chance of winning enough rounds to win the fight.
His training for the rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr
In 2005, Tyson had lost to Mayweather Jr in a boxing match. It was the first of two fights that they would have against each other. The highlight moment of the first fight was when Tyson bit off a chunk of his opponent’s ear.
The rematch eventually happened on February 11th 2006 and took place in Las Vegas. This time, Tyson came not only with his training regimen but also with a strategy to win the fight this time around.
Tyson’s pre-fight training regimen was long and hard-hitting including at least 16 rounds of sparring per week in order to prepare for the way that Mayweather Jr blocked most of his punches during their first fight.
Tyson also had trouble landing punches during their rematch and was deducted a point for hitting Mayweather Jr with an illegal elbow. Mayweather Jr then beat Tyson by knockout in round six to retain his WBC Heavyweight title.
How much did Mike Tyson weigh
Mike Tyson weighed 225 lbs at the peak of his career as a boxer. He is 5′ 10″.
- The youngest World Heavyweight champion in boxing history and he held that title for 11 years.
- Defended his title eleven times consecutively and became the youngest fighter to ever do so (champion).
- Had a long, successful boxing career beating many fighters such as Tyrell Biggs, Tony Tucker, James “Buster” Douglas and Michael Dokes.
The end of his boxing career and what he is doing now
Although he is not fighting anymore, Tyson has taken on the role of an entrepreneur and TV personality. He has also opened up his own boxing gym to help train future generations of boxers.
Whether you’re a boxer or just someone who wants to stay in shape with some self-defense training, The Mike Tyson Academy will be able to accommodate all your needs. Boxing enthusiasts can find out more about this unique opportunity by visiting www.themiketysonacademy.com today!