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Mike Tyson snaps at reporter while stumping for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Mike Tyson snaps at reporter while stumping for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

TORONTO, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson lashed out on Canadian TV while stumping for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and promoting his new one-man live show.
Matt Bradwell
Sarah Silverman shares empowering message for Joan Rivers: 'You're being ridiculous'

Sarah Silverman shares empowering message for Joan Rivers: 'You're being ridiculous'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) --Sarah Silverman payed respects to ailing "Fashion Police" host Joan Rivers the only way she knows how -- with a joke.
Veronica Linares
Tupac Shakur wouldn't tell Vegas cop who shot him

Tupac Shakur wouldn't tell Vegas cop who shot him

LAS VEGAS, May 23 (UPI) --A Las Vegas police officer says Tupac Shakur refused to cooperate when he pulled the injured rapper from a car and asked him who fired on him in 1996.
Karen Butler

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
By United Press International
Ron Howard, Michael Douglas and Bryan Cranston to speak at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Ron Howard, Michael Douglas and Bryan Cranston to speak at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

March 17 (UPI) -- Actors Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, Bryan Cranston and Kevin Spacey are among those who will give talks at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
Annie Martin
'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' premiere seen by 11.3M viewers

'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' premiere seen by 11.3M viewers

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Monday's series premiere of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in New York was watched by 11.3 million viewers, NBC said Tuesday.
'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- New host Jimmy Fallon's debut Monday was the first episode of "The Tonight Show" broadcast from New York in more than 40 years.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
By United Press International
Tyson banned from Britain due to prison past

Tyson banned from Britain due to prison past

LONDON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been banned from entering Britain, his publisher said.
Mike Tyson banned from entering the UK

Mike Tyson banned from entering the UK

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Mike Tyson denied entry into the UK due to rape conviction and jail sentence, moves press stop promoting autobiography "Undisputed Truth" to Paris.
Evan Bleier

Michigan UPS driver reaches 51 years without an accident

DETROIT, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- UPS said a Detroit area delivery driver has set a company record by driving for 51 years without a road accident.
Tyson says he hopes to stay sober

Tyson says he hopes to stay sober

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson said in Los Angeles he is struggling to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 30, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 28, 2013.
By United Press International
'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- This weekend's Tony Awards show will feature performances by the casts of the Broadway musicals "Annie," "Bring It On," "Kinky Boots," "Matilda" and "Pippin."
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Mike Tyson
Boxer Mike Tyson arrives on the red carpet before the world premiere of the film "Che" during the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a retired American boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles, he was 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, with twelve of them occurring in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. In 1987, Tyson added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker. He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold and only Heavyweight to individually unify the WBA, WBC and IBF titles.

In 1988, Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks in the first 91 seconds of the fight. Tyson successfully defended the world heavyweight championship nine times, including victories over Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno. Tyson lost his titles to 42-to-1 underdog James "Buster" Douglas on February 11, 1990, in Tokyo, Japan, by a knockout in round 10. Tyson continued in his quest to regain the titles, defeating Donovan Ruddock twice in 1991. Tyson was then scheduled to take on the undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield but pulled out due to injury.

In 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington, for which he was sentenced to six years in prison but was released after serving three years. After being released from prison in 1995, he engaged in a series of comeback fights. In 1996, Tyson won the WBC and WBA titles after defeating Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon by knockout. After being stripped of the WBC title, Tyson lost his WBA crown to Evander Holyfield in November, 1996 by an 11th round TKO. Their 1997 rematch ended when Tyson was disqualified for biting off part of Holyfield's ear.

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