Who was Exodus Tyson?
The American child Exodus Taylor was born in the US in March 2005, so her zodiac sign was either Pisces or Aries. She was the daughter of one of the greatest professional boxers of all time, Michael Gerard ‘Mike’ Tyson, and she died the age of four after she became entangled in a treadmill cord, causing her to suffocate; Exodus died of her injuries a day later on May 26, 2009.
Early life and family
Exodus, along with her brother Miguel, was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, USA by their father and mother Sol Xochiti; Mike and Sol were not married, but he was equally involved in raising Exodus and Miguel, and was flying from Las Vegas, Nevada to Phoenix when the accident happened.
Exodus had three half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage, while she would have had two more if not for the accident. She was a very active childbecause she was always exploring and running around the house, and also smart because she had already started learning the basics of math.
Age, height and wealth
Exodus was four when she died and would have turned 18 today. She had brown eyes and black hair, was 1.33 m tall and weighed about 30 kg.
The net worth of Mike, the father of Exodus Estimated at over $10 million as of March 2023.
Who is Mike Tyson?
American professional boxer Michael Gerard ‘Mike’ Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York City USA on June 30, 1966, making Cancer his zodiac sign. Nicknamed “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” “Kid Dynamite,” and “Iron Mike,” he was the world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990, and was also the youngest champion at 20 years and four months old when he took his heavyweight title.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) March 16, 2023
Mike grew up in Brooklyn alongside his older brother Rodney and older sister Denise, by their father Purcell Tyson who was a taxi driver, and mother Lorna Mae Smith Tyson who was believed to be a prostitute; Mike’s claimed that his biological father was actually the pimp Jimmy Kirkpatrick, although his birth certificate claims otherwise. Mike’s mother died when he was 16 years old, and it was boxing manager and trainer Cus D’Amato who then took Mike under his wing and later became his legal guardian. Mike was involved in petty crimes throughout his childhood and was arrested almost 40 times by the time he turned 13.
It was American former boxer Bobby Stewart who saw Mike’s potential, and trained him for several months before introducing Mike to D’Amato; Mike was 17 when he fell from high schoolhowever, Central State University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1989.
Mike began his amateur career in 1981, winning gold in both the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympics, beating Joe Cortez in 1981 and Kelton Brown the following year. He went on to win gold at the 1984 National Golden Gloves before losing twice to Henry Tillman.
Mike made his debut as a professional boxer on March 6, 1985, at the age of 18, when he defeated Hector Mercedes via technical knockout in the first round; he knocked out 26 of his first 28 opponents, 16 of them in the first round. In November 1985, Cus D’Amato passed away, and most people believe that Cus’s death was one of the reasons why Mike then started having problems in his personal life.
His first televised fight was his victory against Jesse Ferguson on February 16, 1986, while he went on to win six other fights by technical knockout, including knocking out former world title challenger Marvis Frazier just 30 seconds into the fight.
He knocked out World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick in the second round on November 22, 1986, making him the youngest champion in the sport’s history; the following year he defeated both Tony Tucker and James Smith to also become the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight champion.
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On March 7, 1987, Mike defended his title against challenger James Smith as he went on to defeat Pinklon Thomas, Tony Tucker and Tyrell Biggs; Mike was then featured in the Nintendo video game “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!” from 1987, which sold more than a million copies.
On June 27, 1988, Mike knocked out Michael Spinks in the second round, and this is considered the pinnacle of his career.
He had many personal problems over the next two years and lost his first professional fight against Buster Douglas in Tokyo, Japan on February 11, 1990; Mike described the loss as “the greatest moment of his career.”
Mike was arrested on rape charges in July 1991, when 18-year-old Desiree Washington accused him of raping her in an Indianapolis hotel room; the jury deliberated for 10 hours and found him guilty on February 10, 1992, while on March 26, 1992, he was sentenced to six years behind bars. Mike spent three years at the Indiana Youth Center and was released in March 1995; it is generally believed that he converted to Islam while in prison, but Mike stated that he converted before being sentenced.
Mike won his first two games after his release, against Buster Mathis Jr. and Peter McNeeley, and defeated WBC heavyweight champion Frank Bruno in March 1996, knocking him out in the third round; the same year he knocked out WBA heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon in the first round. Mike then lost to Evander Holyfield on November 9, 1996, when he was knocked out in the 11th round; he faced Holyfield again on June 28, 1997 and was disqualified after biting Holyfield’s ear twice. Because of this, Mike was banned from boxing in the US on July 9, 1997, but the ban was lifted on October 18, 1998.
In 1999, he defeated Francois Botha and was sentenced to a year behind bars the same year after assaulting two motorists; Mike had three bouts in 2000, winning against Andre Golota, Lou Savarese and Julius Francis.
He faced Lineal, International Boxing Organization (IBO), IBF and WBC Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis on June 9, 2002, losing by knockout in the eighth round. On June 11, 2005, after losing three of his four bouts, Mike revealed that he was retiring from professional boxing.
Mike has appeared in many movies and sports shows since his retirement and has focused on charitable work through his Mike Tyson Cares Foundation.
His first wife was American actress and model Robin Givens; they married on February 7, 1988, but divorced a year later. Mike’s second wife was American pediatrician Monica Turner, whom he was married to from April 19, 1997, through January 14, 2003. Mike and Monica have two children together, Amir and Ramsey, the latter who identifies as non-binary. He then had a relationship with Sol Xochiti, who gave birth to their children Miguel and Exodus.
On June 6, 2009, Mike married his third wife Lakiha ‘Kiki’ Spicer, and they have two children together: son Morocco and daughter Milan.