Sports History in Black: Iron Mike Tyson celebrates another year around the sun

Iron Mike celebrates another year around the sun

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

Mike Tyson was one of the most feared boxers in the world during the early days of his career.

Mike Tyson. Photo credit: Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com
Mike Tyson. Photo credit: Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com

The power he possessed in his hands was legendary. Outside of the ring, Tyson had a more difficult time. He served time in jail, faced sexual assault charges and had several restarts to his career.  But still Mike stands strong. On this day in 1966 in Fort Greene, New York, Mike Tyson was born into this world. Happy Birthday Iron Mike!

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