Mike Tyson put forth an impressive career in the ring that saw him become one of the most notable figures in boxing. That saw him reach great heights in the ring while dealing with many issues outside of it that put him through many ups and downs. Tyson had several moments where things went off the rails a bit, which led to an often wild lifestyle that contributed to his troubles. Through it all, Tyson also had a busy life with women as has fathered many children over the years.
Mike Tyson’s boxing career
During his heyday in the ring, Mike Tyson was one of the most feared boxers that carried a ruthless persona with his craft.
There was simply an aura around him that no other fighter had ever had behind the impressive physical ability that saw him become one of the greatest knockout artists in the squared circle. He made light work of many of his first several opponents, with 12 out of his first 16 fights being first-round knockouts. That alone built a prestige around him as he was blowing through opposing fighters with much ease.
Although he found success in the ring, he struggled outside of it with often erratic and unpredictable behavior. However, it was his entertaining fights that kept fans highly enamored with him throughout his career. Tyson had his shortcomings in the ring that while his crazy life away from his craft impacted his career, it hasn’t taken away from his legacy in boxing history.
Mike Tyson has fathered eight children
Mike Tyson had an incredible career in the ring that has made him one of the most well-known athletes globally.
Tyson also had a busy life outside the squared circle that saw him put himself in the position to father many children as he currently has eight children. There hasn’t been a defined number about how many women that is with, but he has settled down over the last several years with his wife
Lakiha Spicer, who he has been married to since 2009.
The 53-year-old has two children with Spicer that pushed the total to eight. However, there was some tragedy as one of his children passed away when Exodus Tyson was only four years old after her brother found her with her neck wrapped in a cord hanging from a treadmill. That devastating situation is something that has pained Tyson for quite some time as it would any person losing their child.
Mike Tyson making a comeback
With all that said, Mike Tyson has recently decided to pursue getting back in the ring despite his last match being more than a decade ago.
Tyson has posted numerous videos of himself working out, where he looks to be in tremendous shape. At the same time, several possible opponents tossed his way such as Tyson Fury, Shannon Briggs, Tito Ortiz and Evander Holyfield. The former heavyweight champion has welcomed the conversation by saying that he would welcome a challenge from anyone if they are doing it for the right purpose for charity.
Although no opponent has been announced, Tyson continues to get in better physical shape, suggesting that he’s getting near a return to the squared circle. It may only be workouts, but he looks to have tremendous speed and power, especially for a former fighter that is well into his 50s. Only time will tell who he will fight in his highly-anticipated comeback to the ring.