7 Things You Didn’t Know About Mike Tyson

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  1. He was arrested 38 times before he turned 13
    • Tyson’s street fighting at a young age resulted in a lot of criminal activity and by the time he turned 13 he had 38 arrests under his belt.
  2. He was adopted by Cus D’Amato 
    • When his mother died of cancer, Cus D’Amato brought him in and took care of him building a father-son relationship.
  3. He refrained from sex for 5 years
    • He thought that sex might distract him from his boxing goals.  He might’ve been right because in those five years he did a lot of damage in the ring.
  4. The notorious ear bite
    • Tyson notoriously bit Evander Holyfield’s ear off during a fight in 1997 immediately disqualifying him.
  5. He loves what bird?
    • Oddly, Tyson loves pigeons. He once spent $100 on a flock of pigeons. At least someone loves them!
  6. He has a pet what now??
    • Tyson has three pet Tigers, on average he spends about $4000 a month on them.
  7. He was a victim of bullying when he was younger
    • That’s right, Iron Mike wasn’t always able to stand up for himself. As a child he was severely bullied and this helped spark his interest in a boxing career.


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