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Mike Tyson

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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• Won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, including 12 in the first round. In his 28th bout, Tyson became the youngest boxer to hold a heavyweight title (20 years, 4 months).

• Owned all three of boxing's major heavyweight title belts from August 1987 until February 1990, when he lost to 42-to-1 underdog James "Buster" Douglas in Tokyo.

• Inspired the Nintendo video game Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! as well as the DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince single "I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson" during his late-'80s heyday.

• Served three years in an Indiana prison (1992-95) after being convicted of raping Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room. 

• Bit the ear of Evander Holyfield twice during their 1997 rematch in Las Vegas, forcing the referee to end the fight and disqualify Tyson after three rounds.

• Appeared in the 2009 hit film The Hangover, a bachelor-party-in-Las Vegas romp that incorporated Tyson's mansion and pet tiger into the plot.

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