Former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson is celebrating his 54th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed boxers of his generation.
Popular boxer Mike Tyson has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 54th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Tyson, a cultural icon
Born Michael Gerard Tyson in New York on June 30, 1966, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Tyson's not just a great boxer, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Mike hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Mike Tyson as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 54.
Happy Birthday, Mike, you're the best!
Mike Tyson career in pictures
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