Born in 1969, at age seven Mike Tyson moved to Brownsville from Bed-Stuy, NY. Tyson had a rough upbringing- in and out of juvenile detention centers and absent parents. At a young age Tyson joined a group that would rob and loot houses. Tyson eventually began fighting as an eleven year old boy. Later Tyson was picked up by Costantino “Cus” D’Amato who began to teach and coach Tyson in boxing. Tyson made his official debut into the boxing world when he was 18 years old. This same year he was given the title of heavyweight champion by the World Boxing Council. Tyson quickly rose to stardom winning a variety of titles. Mike Tyson officially retired in 2006