Hall Of Famers
2015 Inductee - Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend-- both in and out of the ring. Tenacious, talented, and thrilling to watch, Tyson embodies the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport.
With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, it’s no surprise that Tyson’s legacy is the stuff of a legend. Tyson was one of the most feared boxers in the ring, and one look at his resume proves he is one of boxing’s greats. Aside from having been the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. In 2011 Tyson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame and in 2013 he was inaugurated into the Vegas Hall of Fame.
Tyson’s enduring mass appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism, but to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship. His ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring. Tyson’s career in entertainment spans everything from blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2), to documentaries. Most recently, Mike worked with director Bert Marcus on hotly-anticipated documentary, Champs that examines like lives in and out of the ring of the boxing greats.
Tyson is also making a major name for himself in television. He not only starred in his own docu-series on FOX Sports 1, “Being Mike Tyson” in the Fall of 2013—his most recent project, a Warner Brothers animated series, “Mike Tyson Mysteries” which airs on Adult Swim, was just picked up for a second season after its hugely successful debut.
Beyond film and television, the world of theater has also welcomed Tyson with open arms and monumental success: Over the past two years, he has been touring nationally and internationally with his critically acclaimed Broadway one-man show “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH,” which also aired as an HBO special. After a successful run at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theater, the show debuted on Broadway under famed director Spike Lee on July 31, 2012. Undisputed Truth is the raw, no-holds barred life story of the legend himself - as it has never been told before. In the show, Tyson unveils never-before-told stories, peeling back layers of tragedy and public turmoil while unfolding his tale of triumph and survival. In an up-close-and-personal setting featuring images, music and video, Tyson shares the stories of his life and experiences as a professional athlete and controversies in and out of the ring. Theatrical, intimate, and unprecedented, this show reveals the man behind the myth. Tyson's one-man show toured throughout the United States as well as internationally. Tyson is currently retired from boxing and is based in Las Vegas – the city that he helped electrify on so many fight-nights over the past two decades.
Tyson’s memoir "Undisputed Truth was released in the fall of 2013 nationally and internationally. It quickly became a New York Times bestseller. Undisputed Truth was released in paperback Oct. 28, 2014. Tyson is currently working on a new book about lessons he learned from his mentor Cus D'Amato.
A devoted husband and loving father, Tyson resides in Las Vegas with his wife Kiki and their children.
The Tyson File
Born: June 30, 1966
Claim to Fame: Aside from having been the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles.