Mike Tyson: Life, Career, Prison & Islam


On June 30, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, Michael Gerard “Mike” Tyson was born. Because Kirkpatrick was living with his mother, Lorna Smith Tyson, at the time of his birth, Mike considers Jimmy Kirkpatrick to be his true father. Kirkpatrick left Mike, his mother, brother, and sister shortly after.

While growing up in high-crime regions, Mike Tyson was exposed to a criminal element. He was involved in small thefts and brawls. His lisp and high voice were regular catalysts for street brawls, which he did frequently. He had been arrested more than three dozen times by the age of thirteen. He was sent to a juvenile correctional institution in Johnstown, New York, where he began to improve his boxing talents.

Life & Career

Mike Tyson made his professional debut in 1985 as an 18-year-old boxer. All 19 of his professional fights ended in victories, with 12 of them decided in the first round. He went on to win 26 of his first 28 professional fights by knockout or technical knockout, including 16 in the first round.

Tyson was just 20 when he won the world title in 1986 – making him the youngest ever to hold the belt – and as well as unifying the division he was able to remain undefeated for four years until the massive shock loss to Buster Douglas. That defeat may have sparked widespread controversy but it was nothing compared with what was to follow.

Tyson was only 20 when he won the world title in 1986, making him the youngest person to do so. He unified the division and went undefeated for four years before losing to Buster Douglas in a massive upset. Although that setback aroused great outrage, it was little compared to what was to come.

In 1986, he fought for the WBC Championship for the first time. Trevor Berbick was his opponent, who he easily dispatched in the second round. In 1987, he won the WBA title by unanimous decision over James Smith, and in 1988, he added the IBF title by defeating Tony Tucker by unanimous decision.

Despite Tyson’s enormous success, his lack of discipline and the lack of supervision from a mentor led him down a path that resulted in the breakdown of his marriage and his conviction for sex-related offences, marking him as a permanent sex offender. He developed a cocaine addiction as a result of this.

Acceptance of Islam in Prison

Mike Tyson is converted to Islam in incarcerated. After being convicted of rape, the boxing legend received a lot of negative publicity. Mike Tyson was known for his violent personality at the time and afterwards converted to Islam.

 

After converting to Islam, he changed his name. Mike Tyson reportedly changed his name to Malik Abdul Aziz after becoming a Muslim, according to reports. Mike Tyson stated he was touched after reading literature on Islam and chose to become a Muslim because he recognized Islam as a religion of peace in an interview following his release from prison.

He said, “If they had talked to me about Islam before I entered prison, it would not have been impossible for me to be convinced, because my life was tumultuous and full of pleasures‚Ķ I entered prison at that time, and my ego broke, my soul began to become clear, and I began to feel lonely and lonely, and only Islam is what Save me from it… I started to pray and with every prayer I feel that loneliness is gone… Prison is a torment and punishment, but a small price in front of my Islam…. And if they choose me between imprisonment with Islam…
And to remain as luxurious as I was without Islam, I would choose prison….Being a Muslim does not mean that I became an angel…But it will make me a better person because I strive to keep myself away from vices….If I commit a sin, it is not because Islam is imperfect. , but because I am weak and Islam came to complete the shortcomings”.

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