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Facts of Jimmy Kirkpatrick

Full NameJimmy Kirkpatrick
First NameJimmy
Last NameKirkpatrick
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Birth CityNorth Carolina
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SpouseLorna Smith
No Of Children4

Jimmy Kirkpatrick is known as the father of Mike Tyson

Mike is a former professional boxer and a heavyweight champion.

Jimmy being a mystery for his children

Mike revealed in his autobiography about his father being a mystery for him and his siblings

He said that he did not know much about his father or his family

He further added that Percel Tyson, who was a Jamaican cab driver, was named as his father in his birth certificate

But the problem was neither did he nor did his siblings ever meet him in person

They were all told that Jimmy 'Curlee' Kirkpatrick Jr. was their biological father, but again, he was barely present for them.

So conclusively, Mike stated that Percel Tyson married their mother Lorna Smith, but Jimmy was their biological father who passed away in 1992

Lorna died when Mike was 16 years old, and her cause of death was cancer

He was then legally adopted by legendary trainer Cus D'Amato.

Mike's Career Highlight

Mike made his professional career debut in boxing when he was 18 years old

Soon, he won the heavyweight championship at age 20 and was titled the youngest heavyweight champion

He is also known as Iron Mike due to his playing style

Tyson ended his boxing career with 50 wins in 58 fights, in which 44 wins were through knock-out

He is installed in the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

Jimmy's son, Mike's Rape Case

Miss Black American contestant Desiree Washington accused Mike of raping her in 1991

He was found guilty of rape and deviant sexual conduct

Tyson was sent to prison in 1992 and was ordered to serve six years in prison, which he handled poorly by threatening a guard, eventually adding 15 more days to his sentence. 

Tyson spent three years in prison and did a come-back in 1995.

Mike's love-life and relationship

Mike tied the wedding knot thrice in his lifetime. He is the biological father of seven children from three women

His first marriage was with actress Robin Givens which lasted for a year from 1988 to 1989 because of spousal abuse and mental instability

Tyson then walked down the aisle with Monica Turner in 1997 and split in 2003, claiming Mike's infidelity

The pair shares a son and a daughter

Mike then wed for the third time with his long-term girlfriend, Lakiha Spicer, in 2009 and shares two children.

Jimmy Kirkpatrick's son, Mike Tyson, with his wife, Lakiha Spicer.
Jimmy Kirkpatrick's son, Mike Tyson, with his wife, Lakiha Spicer. Source:

Mike's daughter accident and death 

Tyson's daughter, Exodus Tyson, who was four-year-old at that time, was found unconscious and tangled in a cord dangled from an exercise treadmill on May 25, 2009

Her seven-year-old brother, Miguel Leon Tyson, saw her and called their mother

Her mother, Sol Xochitl, untangled her and called for medical attention

Tyson was in Las Vegas at the time of the incident and returned when he heard the news. 

Exodus died of her injury on May 26, 2009.

Net Worth

Jimmy's net worth has not been estimated. 

However, his son, Mike's, is estimated to have a $3 million fortune, which he earned through his career and several business ventures like Podcast, Cannabis business, and brand endorsements.

Below is the list of top professional boxers along with their fortune:

NameNet Worth
Floyd Mayweather$285 Million
Manny Pacquiao$220 Million
Canelo Alvarez$94 Million
Muhammad Ali$80 Million


  1. His son, Mike is 54 years old as of 2020.

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Updated On Fri Dec 01 2023 Published On Tue Dec 01 2020 By shaumya

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