Mike Tyson is arguably the most polarizing sports figure of the last 25 years. He's been retired since 2005 and his last noteworthy bout—a heavyweight title match against Lennox Lewis—was way back in 2002. Despite these facts, Iron Mike remains one of the most recognizable figures in boxing and pop culture. His highlights include becoming the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history at the age of 20, 44 career knockouts, and a pop culture rebirth in recent years with roles in The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, and his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.
Matching The Baddest Man on the Planet's highs in life are disturbing transgressions and crushing lows which include a rape conviction, drug addiction, the death of his four-year-old daughter, and the squandering of an estimated $300 million in career earnings. Love or loathe him, there's no denying he's lived the life of 10 men. Though he's lived under a microscope ever since taking the heavyweight title from Trevor Berbick in 1986, there are still a number of interesting facts about Tyson's life that not many people may know of. From him receiving an honorary doctorate from Central State University to the time he fought seven prostitutes when he was high. In honor of Iron Mike's 47th birthday, here are 25 Things You Didn't Know About Mike Tyson.