Mike Tyson the Iron Life Essay

2044 Words Dec 21st, 2010 9 Pages
Chris Torres Mr. Breen History-1945 The Life of “Iron” Mike Tyson What do you think it takes to be called “Iron” Mike Tyson? What kind of experiences do you have to go through before you are labeled as the “Baddest Man on the planet”? What people don’t understand is the life style and background in which Mike Tyson grew up in. The surroundings meaning the streets, the gangs and the era of drugs kicked in and kicked in enough that teens were aware of what was on the streets and how to get it. Every person is different and no matter what the case is if you don’t have the proper parenting and descent area to live in then chances of you engaging in crimes are very high. Mike Tyson got lucky …show more content…
But 2 years later in 1982 Mike Tyson’s life would take a turn for the worst when his mother pasted away. A feeling no person wants to go through but has to at one point. One of the greatest debuts in boxing history came when the much anticipated Mike Tyson went against the strong and experienced Hector Mercedes. A quick one and done in the 1st round gave him his 1st hit and the image of an experienced champion. With the help of his two trainers and his work ethic in and out of the boxing ring gave Mike possibly felt the best he has ever felt in a while. This gave Tyson the ability to level his opponents quick in the 1st round, and that earned him the nickname "Iron Mike." On November 4, 1985, D'Amato died of pneumonia. Tyson was heavily hit by the death of the man he considered his blood father. Boxing trainer Kevin Rooney took over D'Amato's coaching duties and less than two weeks later, Tyson continued on the path that D'Amato had laid out for him. It goes to show you that guidance and support from people you love and love you back helps you move on to the next obstacle in your life regardless if they are there physically or emotionally. Tyson never fully recovered from the loss and many around the world blamed that to the boxer's future behavior problems
With the record of a true champion but no titles yet came an opportunity to flip that around. 22-0 with 21 knockouts gave him a title

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