Here's a look at former heavyweight world boxing champion Mike Tyson
Personal: Birth date: June 30, 1966
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York
Birth name: Michael Gerard Tyson
Father: Jimmy Kirkpatrick
Mother: Lorna Smith Tyson
Marriages: Lakiha (Spicer) Tyson (June 6, 2009-present); Monica (Turner) Tyson (April 19, 1997-January, 14, 2003, divorced); Robin Givens (February 7, 1988-February 14, 1989, divorced)
Children: with Lakiha (Spicer) Tyson: Morocco, January 2011; Milan, 2009; with Sol Xochitl: Exodus, 2005-May 26, 2009; Miguel, 2002; with Monica (Turner) Tyson: Amir, 1997; Rayna, March 1996; with Kimberley Scarborough: Mikel, 1991.
Other Facts: Former boxing champion, nicknamed "Iron Mike."
In his youth, Tyson was involved in various criminal activities, including picking pockets, mugging people, and robbing stores at gunpoint.
Finished his first professional year with a record of 15-0, all by knockout.
Raises racing pigeons. His first childhood fight was due to a bully destroying a prize pigeon.
Timeline: 1979 - Placed in the Tryon School for Boys a reformatory in upstate New York, where he learns to box from a school counselor.
1980 - Showing promise as a boxer, trainer Constantine "Cus" D'Amato is awarded custody and relocates Tyson to a boxing school run by D' Amato and Camille Ewald in Catskills, New York.
1981 - D'Amato becomes Tyson's legal guardian.
1984 - U.S. Olympic boxing team alternate.
March 6, 1985 - First professional fight, a first-round knockout of Hector Mercedes.
November 4, 1985 - Cus D'Amato, Tyson's trainer, dies of pneumonia at the age of 77.
November 22, 1986 - Wins World Boxing Council (WBC) championship in a second round TKO of Trevor Berbick, becoming at the age of 20 the youngest heavyweight champion ever.
March 1987 - Wins a 12-round decision over James "Bonecrusher" Smith, becomes the World Boxing Association (WBA) champion.
August 1, 1987 - Defeats Tony Tucker in the twelfth round to become the WBA, WBC and International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion.
June 27, 1988 - Knocks out Michael Spinks 91 seconds into the first round.
October 26, 1988 - Don King becomes Tyson's promoter and manager.
February 11, 1990 - First professional loss to "Buster" Douglas, by a knockout in the tenth round.
October 31, 1990 - Federal court jury awards Sandra Miller $100 in damages for a $2.5 million lawsuit claiming she was fondled by Tyson at a Manhattan disco in 1988.
September 9, 1991 - Indianapolis, Indiana grand jury indicts Tyson on one count of rape, two counts of criminal deviant behavior and one count of confinement. The charges stem from the rape claims of Desiree Washington, a contestant in the Miss Black America Pageant in July of 1991.
February 10, 1992 - Tyson is convicted of one count of rape and two counts of deviate sexual conduct involving Miss Black America Pageant contestant Desiree Washington in 1991.
March 26, 1992 - Judge sentences Tyson to 10 years on each of count rape and two criminal counts of deviant conduct, to be served concurrently. Tyson also incurs a $30,000 fine and revocation of bail. After sentencing he is sent to a medium security prison, the Indiana Youth Center in Plainfield, Indiana.
August 6, 1992 - The rape conviction is upheld by Indiana Court of Appeals.
March 7, 1994 - The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Tyson rape case appeal.
March 25, 1995 - Is released early from the Indiana Youth Center after serving three years and six weeks. Conditions of the release include four years probation with 100 hours of community service per year and psychological counseling.
August 19, 1995 - Returns to the ring and needs only seven seconds to knock Peter McNeeley to the canvas. After a second knockdown the match is stopped at 89 seconds, and Tyson declared the winner on a TKO.
March 16, 1996 - Regains WBC championship from Frank Bruno in a third round TKO.
November 9, 1996 - Loses to Evander Holyfield TKO in the eleventh round.
June 28, 1997 - Tyson loses the Holyfield rematch, after being disqualified in the third round for biting Holyfield's ears. He is also fined $3 million, 10% of his purse, and his Nevada boxing license is revoked for one year. The Nevada revocation is voluntarily honored nationwide.
March 5, 1998 - Files a $100 million lawsuit against Don King, accusing the promoter of fraud and cheating him out of tens of millions of dollars.
October 19, 1998 - Nevada boxing license reinstated, more than 15 months after it was revoked.
December 1, 1998 - Tyson pleads no contest to two counts of misdemeanor assault of two motorists after a traffic accident in Gaithersburg, Maryland, August 31, 1998.
February 5, 1999 - Tyson is sentenced to serve one year in jail for assaulting two motorists after a traffic accident in 1998. The official sentence is two years for each assault, with all but one year suspended, 200 hours of community service, a fine of $2,500 for each count of assault, two years' probation following completion of the jail term and continued therapy.
May 24, 1999 - Early release from the Montgomery County Jail, in Rockville, Maryland. Tyson is freed after serving three and a half months of a 14-month sentence when Maryland and Indiana agree to grant his release.