Lorna Smith Tyson is the mother of famous American professional boxer Mike Tyson.
Mike is known as one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time.
She passed away at the age of 55 in 1982.
Marriage, husband, and sudden death
Lorna is originally from Charlottesville, but she later lived in Bedford, 203 Franklin Ave.
Lorna gave birth to two sons Rodney Tyson and Mike Tyson, and daughter Denise Tyson.
She was held with the responsibility of raising three children at a very young age.
Mike was only two years old when his father abandoned Lorna to raise her children.
His father’s name is Jimmy Kirkpatrick.
Mike has stated that he doesn’t know much about his father as he left when he was young.
Lorna died when Mike was just 16, and his sister also passed away when she was only 24.
She was buried in Rose Dale and Rosehill Cemetery, New Jersey, United States.
Mike shared a heartwarming tribute to his mother on Instagram.
The boxer captioned the image by saying,
“My mother in 1947....
He talked about her roots and her era. He said that she was a first-class dresser and was very fashionable.
He wondered if he got his style from his mother.
There was very little information, but Tyson kept the tribute humble and respectful.
The boxer ended his tribute by saying, “I am proud to be the son of Lorna May Smith.”
In 2013, Tyson spoke to CNN about his mother. He stated that Lorna was a “complex woman.”
The interview states that Mark did something special for his mother.
He had her body exhumed and had put in the most expensive coffin there is.
When he was asked why he put so much money on the burial, he replied,
“Maybe that’s my guilt of being a horrible son, I don’t know why I did that.”
Tyson also said that he did it to show her how much he loved her and that he wished to have been a better son.
The truth about Mike’s Ex-wives and cheating with Brad Pitt
The boxing champion has lived a tough life, and it seems though his relationships are the same.
Tyson got married for the first time in 1988 to Robin Givens.
After a year in a shocking event, Mike found his wife in bed with another man.
The other man involved with Robin was none other than Brad Pitt. The couple separated after a year in marriage.
Mike later married Monica Turner and spent a solid eight years in matrimony.
They even had children, but the marriage came to an end in 2003 when Turner claimed adultery.
Finally, Tyson met a woman named Lakiha Spicer, who was introduced by boxing promoter Don King.
The two married and are well settled. Mike has also said that it has been an easy marriage with Lakiha.
Mike comes back after retirement at 54
In a turn of events, Mike made a legendary return to boxing at 54. The boxer retired 15 years ago in 2005.
His first fight post-retirement at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with Roy Jones Jr.
The match led to a draw between Tyson and Jones.
The California State Athletic Commission officials had given the fight 2 minutes per round while the usual is 3 minutes.
Tyson came on to Roy with a fast, aggressive, and stealthy attitude.
He hit some punches while Roy evaded some and the last thing Roy could do was hug Tyson.
After the fight, Tyson stated in an interview that those two minutes felt like three.
Following his statement, he also said,
“I am glad I got this under my belt, and I’m looking forward to doing it again.”
Net worth and income
Mike Tyson’s current net worth is about $3 million, but Forbes had stated that his earnings were $685 million.
This epic loss was due to Mike’s unhealthy spending habits and expensive taste.
His fortune's rise and fall are calculated as follows:
|Late 1990’s||$700 million annually|
|1995-2000’s||$300 million at peak|
|2003 bankruptcy case||$23 million|
|2020 net worth||$3 million approximately|
Gruesome fight as a kid and Arrested multiple times as a teenager
When Mike was a timid kid, his first fight was with an older boy who tore the head off a pigeon and threw it at him.
Mike was arrested 38 times in total by the time he was 13 years old.
He got into a lot of fights and committed petty crimes.
Dropped out of junior high school and D*ug addiction and substance abuse
Tyson dropped out of junior high when he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Humane letters by the central state university in 1989.
Tyson was addicted to c*caine and alcohol during his career.
He would often be too intoxicated with substances before a fight.
Age and height
- Her son was born on June 30, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York making him 54 years old.
- His height is 5 foot 10 inches.
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