Mike Tyson’s been to jail, he’s been the IBF, WBC & WBA champion—He’s the baddest man on the planet.
What you might not know is Iron Mike’s got more in common than you might think with Lindsay Lohan, a boxing career that can be traced to pigeons, a passion for marijuana farming, and if that’s not enough, he’s the original tiger king.
When it comes to his boxing career, Mike Tyson won gold at the 1981 and ’82 Junior Olympic Games, and made his professional debut at age 18 against Hector Mercedes. He won the fight by TKO in the first round, setting off an incredible career filled with highs and lows.
His antics have been responsible for creating ideas like Bill Simmons’s Tyson Zone, he’s rumored to have tried to fight a gorilla, and has fought a shark, and of course — everyone knows about the ear.
And now, over 15 years after his last bout, Tyson makes his storied return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr.
We look at everything that makes Mike Tyson legendary, plus, exclusive insight from the bookmakers and all the numbers you should know when it comes to records, statistics, and odds to bet on the ‘baddest’ boxing match of the year—Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.