Becoming Mike Tyson

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There have been many great fighters throughout history. Many have been very successful in their career and were very popular; however, few have been able to leave there mark on society as well as the boxing community. Not many boxers took the initiative the make an impact on the boxing world and influence our future fighters. One person who was an excellent fighter and did go the extra mile was the one and only, Michael Gerard Tyson. Many people might not know the struggles becoming what he is today. Which is why, Mike Tyson went through a great struggle becoming a boxer; however, he showed us what it takes to become a tremendous athlete and a great influence to the community.
Every great fighter had to start somewhere, and for Tyson, it was the city of Brooklyn in the state of New York. He was born here on June 30, 1966 (Biography). In the first couple years of Tysons life, he had many struggles. Tysons father left his family just after he reached the age of two and even with a helpful mother; one could agree he had few to no parental guidance. Brooklyn, at the time, was known for its crime and violence, which is something you could expect from highly populated area. At the age ten, Tyson was already involved in a gang named the “Cats” (Tyson). His gang was not one to laugh at either. They robbed many stores and robbed people at gun point on the streets. His gang was ruthless and got in many street fights, whether it was other gangs or strangers on the street. They once shot up a whole gang called the “Pumas” (Tyson). After seeing what her son was becoming, Tysons mother sent him to the “Tryon School for Boys” (Biography). Tyson was bullied a lot during his first couple years after joining this school and, coincidently, this wa...

... middle of paper ... much determination it takes to grow up from a nasty situation and be successful. The great part is that he is continuing to do these great things, unlike most other famous fighters. He put his mark on boxing and the communities surrounding it. Mike Tyson is one who had many struggles throughout life, but in the end emerged as one of the most influential boxers to date.

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