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1986: Mike Tyson Becomes the Youngest World Heavyweight Champion

1986: Mike Tyson Becomes the Youngest World Heavyweight Champion
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  • historical event: On this day Mike Tyson became world heavyweight champion, the youngest in history. He was, in fact, only 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old. He soon won all three major world titles (WBA, WBC and IBF).

Mike Tyson grew up in New York City, in high-crime neighborhoods. He got in trouble as a boy, so that he was arrested 38 times by the age of 13. He never finished high school. His mother died when he was 16 years old, after which his guardian became boxing trainer Cus D’Amato. Tyson started his professional boxing career as an 18-year-old and won the first 19 matches by knockout, 12 of them already in the first round.

On this day in 1986 he became world heavyweight champion, the youngest in history. He was, in fact, only 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old. He soon won all three major world titles (WBA, WBC and IBF). In 1992 he was sentenced to six years in prison for rape. He was released after three years. He managed to regain the champion titles, but in 2003 declared bankruptcy, although it is estimated that he had by then earned a total of about $ 300 million. He retired from boxing in 2006. He has numerous tattoos, including ones of Che Guevara, Mao Zedong, and Arthur Ashe.

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