Happy Birthday Mike Tyson!
Boxing legend who became the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in August, 1987. He infamously bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a match in 1997.
His mother died when he was 16, leaving him in the care of his legal guardian and boxing manager, Cus D’Amato.
In 1992 he was convicted of raping 18-year-old Desiree Washington, who was Miss Black Rhode Island at the time.
After several failed marriages, he wed Lakiha Spicer in June 2009.
He retired as an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and his career has been greatly compared to Muhammad Ali’s.