Here's a look at former heavyweight world boxing champion Mike Tyson
Personal: Birth date: June 30, 1966
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York
Birth name: Michael Gerard Tyson
Father: Jimmy Kirkpatrick
Mother: Lorna Smith Tyson
Marriages: Lakiha (Spicer) Tyson (June 6, 2009-present); Monica (Turner) Tyson (April 19, 1997-January, 14, 2003, divorced); Robin Givens (February 7, 1988-February 14, 1989, divorced)
Children: with Lakiha (Spicer) Tyson: Morocco, January 2011; Milan, 2009; with Sol Xochitl: Exodus, 2005-May 26, 2009; Miguel, 2002; with Monica (Turner) Tyson: Amir, 1997; Rayna, March 1996; with Kimberley Scarborough: Mikel, 1991.
Other Facts: Former boxing champion, nicknamed "Iron Mike."
In his youth, Tyson was involved in various criminal activities, including picking pockets, mugging people, and robbing stores at gunpoint.
Finished his first professional year with a record of 15-0, all by knockout.
Raises racing pigeons. His first childhood fight was due to a bully destroying a prize pigeon.
Timeline: 1979 - Placed in the Tryon School for Boys a reformatory in upstate New York, where he learns to box from a school counselor.
1980 - Showing promise as a boxer, trainer Constantine "Cus" D'Amato is awarded custody and relocates Tyson to a boxing school run by D' Amato and Camille Ewald in Catskills, New York.
1981 - D'Amato becomes Tyson's legal guardian.
1984 - U.S. Olympic boxing team alternate.
March 6, 1985 - First professional fight, a first-round knockout of Hector Mercedes.
November 4, 1985 - Cus D'Amato, Tyson's trainer, dies of pneumonia at the age of 77.
November 22, 1986 - Wins World Boxing Council (WBC) championship in a second round TKO of Trevor Berbick, becoming at the age of 20 the youngest heavyweight champion ever.
March 1987 - Wins a 12-round decision over James "Bonecrusher" Smith, becomes the World Boxing Association (WBA) champion.
August 1, 1987 - Defeats Tony Tucker in the twelfth round to become the WBA, WBC and International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion.
June 27, 1988 - Knocks out Michael Spinks 91 seconds into the first round.
October 26, 1988 - Don King becomes Tyson's promoter and manager.
February 11, 1990 - First professional loss to "Buster" Douglas, by a knockout in the tenth round.
October 31, 1990 - Federal court jury awards Sandra Miller $100 in damages for a $2.5 million lawsuit claiming she was fondled by Tyson at a Manhattan disco in 1988.