Mike Tyson

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Iron Mike
The youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history, Mike Tyson is also one of the sport's most notorious figures. After a troubled childhood and a number of arrests, he landed at a correctional facility in upstate New York where his skills as a fighter were first noticed. The physical education teacher at the school introduced Tyson to Cus D'Amato, a famed boxing manager and trainer, who took the young man under his wing and became his legal guardian.

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