20+ Iconic Atheletes That Broke The Law And Destroyed Their Careers

Mike Tyson

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American former professional boxer, Mike Tyson, was a ferocious and intimidating force inside the ring and was given the monicker “Iron and “Kid Dynamite” as a young boxer. The youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title, Tyson was active in the ring from 1985 until his retirement in 2005, winning his first 19 professional bouts by knockouts or stoppages, many during the 1st round.

The Baddest Man on The Planet,” as he was later known, Tyson’s professional and private life was far from unblemished. Between 1991 and 1992, the boxer was arrested, tried and convicted of raping 18-year-old Desiree Washington in an Indianapolis hotel room for which he was sentenced to serve 6 years in prison but served only 3. He is registered as a sex offender under federal law.

In 1997, during his second face-off with Evander Holyfield, Tyson, in a fit of frustration, bit Holyfield in the ears twice, leading to his disqualification and subsequent ban from the sport for the next 2 years. He wasn’t able to bounce back to his former glory since then, losing via knockouts in fights leading to his retirement.

Mike Tyson is an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

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