There is more than one side to Mike Tyson.
There is a reputation for being one of the most revered boxers of all time, known as the “ meanest man on the planet ”, and then there is father Mike Tyson, the father of the family.
Tyson, 53, is currently preparing for a sensational return to the ring with an exhibition bout and has shown himself to be in excellent shape after staying active since stepping away from the ring many years ago.
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Mike Tyson is a father who has six children – Milan (left), Morocco (bottom) and Miguel (right) are among them – pursuing different paths
Reyna (second from left), Amir (left from Mike) and daughter Mikey Lorna (far right) are also children of the former heavyweight world champion
“The meanest man on the planet” has shown tenderness in helping his children reach their goals
Part of his activities has been raising his six children – Mikey Lorna (30), Rayna (24) Amir (22), Miguel (18), Milan (12) and Morocco (9).
Some are incredibly athletic, others have shown passions and an interest in other careers, notably in the film industry, modeling and business with his son Amir who created his own line of clothing.
Tyson, now in his third marriage after the divorce of Robin Givens in 1989 and Monica Turner in 2003, is incredibly close to each of his children and has done everything he can to help them achieve their goals, that whether in sport or outside.
Mikey Lorna Tyson, 30, is her eldest and was born in Kimberly Scarborough. The two never married following an ephemeral romance, but Tyson stayed close to his older daughter. She also stays close to her mother.
One of his children posted a 20-year return with Amir (far left), Mikey Lorna (second right) and Gena (far right) who was raised by Tyson although he was not his biological daughter. She is the daughter of Monica Turner, Tyson’s second wife
There was an extended family reunion when her son Amir graduated from the American University
She seems to remain out of the public consciousness most of the time, but shares updates from her life via her Instagram page.
Mikey Lorna has filmed a number of plus-size models and has been selected as cover girl for a November 2016 issue of Queen magazine.
Tyson’s older child also has an interest in beauty and a picture showed it in a classroom at a G beauty school. Classes may include an accent on nails, makeup and other treatments of beauty.
Rayna, her first child from her second marriage to Turner, is now 24 and, like Mikey Lorna, is very private as a child of one of the most recognizable stars in the sport.
Without a social media profile to share updates, Rayna has been focusing on the film industry since graduating from New York University. In 2016, she was named Best Film Student at NYU and Tyson appealed to the public on Facebook to vote for her daughter.
Her IMDB page – which is an industry page listing on-screen and off-screen credits in movies or TV series – shows that she is building a successful career behind the camera.
Last year, the 24-year-old graduate worked on the blockbuster movie “Joker” and also worked as a research intern for the documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.
He punched just like his father, as we saw on a video doing pad work at home
Amir Tyson, 22, was her second and last child conceived during her second marriage.
His older son works incredibly well and although he did not follow in his father’s footsteps and started professional boxing, Amir has a university degree and started a clothing business.
He graduated from the American University of Washington D.C. in 2019 with a degree in broadcasting journalism. Amir also received a minor credit in history after studying this in addition to his reporting course.
Listed as an entrepreneur and actor on his Instagram page, Amir is proud of his work in creating the streetwear clothing company Debonair Attire.
On the brand’s website, he reveals that he is donating some of the money raised from the sale of Debonair Attire products in search of a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Her mother has MS, a lifelong condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including vision problems, movement of the arms or legs, feeling or balance.
Tyson had two children at Sol Xochitl, Miguel, now 18, and Exodus, and they lived in Phoenix.
Miguel is now a passionate musician – he plays drums, piano and guitar – and does a lot of volunteering abroad for charity, with a trip to an orphanage in Haiti in 2018 one of his highlights more proud. A video appeared of the teenager playing acoustic guitar to local children while they were trying to play Jingle Bells while singing.
Tyson pictured with his son Morocco after attending a Criss Angel show in February this year
Tyson and daughter Milan after a tennis training session with Kazakh player Yulia Putintseva
Like Amir, he has not pursued a career in boxing to date but clearly has an affinity for the sport having been seen undergoing pad work with his ex-world champion, father.
Fans were quick to be impressed by his lightning hand speed as he worked hard with his father in the entrance to their grand mansion.
But Miguel’s story also includes when he tragically found his younger sister Exodus in 2009 following an accidental death at the home gym.
The toddler, then four, had a cord stuck around his neck and although the exact nature of death did not become clear years later, it represented what Tyson has since described as his time below, after being in Las Vegas at the time of the accident.
Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres at the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011, he revealed the struggle to come to terms with the death of Exodus and how he was “ torn apart ” by the accident.
He married his current wife, Lakiha ‘Kiki’ Spicer, 11 days after Exodus’ death and the couple then had two children together, Milan and Morocco.
Milan is perhaps Tyson’s most athletic child and pursues a career in professional tennis.
Miguel Tyson is a passionate musician and spent time volunteering in an orphanage in Haiti in 2018. In a video of this trip, he was seen playing acoustic guitar to children
She has already trained with Serena Williams and esteemed Coco Gauff coach Patrick Mouratoglou, and has shared the field with active WTA Tour players such as Yulia Putintseva as she continues to improve.
Tyson seems determined to do everything he can to show his daughter the concentration necessary to do it at the elite level of a sport and he has practiced forehand and backhand shots alongside his daughter to keep her motivated and pushed.
Tyson’s relationships – he had previously spent time coaching Serena and Gauff with punchbag drills – mean that his teenage daughter is on the radar of active players as she continues to develop her game.
For Tyson, who became the youngest heavyweight world champion at the age of 20 in 1986 when he beat Trevor Berbick, he explained what Milan needed to do to succeed.
Talk to Sports Illustrated, he said, “I always explain [to Milan], “If you really want to do that, you talk [Novak] Djokovic, Serena Williams, this is what you need to do.
“You can’t complain. You have to love it. That’s discipline. You hate to do it, but do it the way you like it.”
Djokovic, whom Tyson wants his youngest daughter to reflect, posed for a photo with Milan in a post that appears on his Instagram page.
Milan’s younger brother, Morocco, nine, is also incredibly athletic and has coaches for tennis and boxing. He also showed off his booming golf skills with a working session on his training swing.
Older daughter Mikey Lorna (right) is particularly private, but has modeled in the past
While there has been and will be something to celebrate Mike with his children, his marriages have shown a darker side to family life.
He had a tumultuous Givens relationship and 11 months after their first date, they got married. The heavyweight was only 22 years old at the time. Tyson has since claimed that Givens claimed that she was pregnant to make sure he agreed to marry.
Givens, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence, was an actress who starred in the ABC sitcom ‘Head of the Class’ at the time of their marriage.
But there was a volatile side to the relationship and it was made public when they held a joint interview with the ABC broadcasting network a few months before their divorce in 1999.
Givens told the host: ‘[He has an] extremely volatile temperament. He has a side that scares him. Michael is intimidating to say the least. I think there is a time when he can’t control his mood and it scares me or my mom and anyone around, it’s scary.
“It becomes uncontrollable, throws, shouts, it trembles, it pushes, it sways. Sometimes I think he is trying to scare me.
In 2013, in an unrestrained memoir, “ Undisputed Truth ”, Tyson wrote that Givens and his mother had been “ on the lookout for a big black celebrity for Robin ” and Tyson, at the height of his glory in 1987, adapt to the law. The fallout boomed for years.
Tyson’s first wife, Robin Givens (right), gave an now famous interview to ABC in 1998 alongside Tyson where she explained the tumultuous nature of their relationship. It is his third marriage after having divorced Givens in 1989 and his second wife Monica Turner in 2003.
Givens continued to work as an actor and recently appeared in the hit TV series Riverdale.
He did not remarry for another eight years when he married the mother of two of his children, Rayna and Amir.
Turner was first introduced to Tyson in 1990, a year after his divorce from Givens, and they married in 1997.
The couple remained in touch even after Tyson was sentenced to 10 years in prison, four years suspended, in 1992 after being convicted of rape by an Indiana jury.
Tyson claimed that sex was consensual, but the world famous fighter was charged by a grand jury and was released three years later, in 1995.
Turner, a qualified pediatrician, stayed with her and married two years before staying together until 2003, when she filed for divorce.
She finally filed for divorce, citing allegations of adultery on the part of Tyson, and after a court battle, he agreed to pay her $ 6.5 million and deliver the deed to the 61-room Connecticut mansion in couple.