Mike Tyson, born on June 30, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, is one of the most iconic figures in the history of professional boxing. Tyson rose to prominence in the late 1980s as a young, ferocious fighter with unparalleled speed and power. In 1986, at the young age of 20 years old, he became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. Tyson’s fighting style, characterized by his knockouts and demeanor, made him a global sensation and a household name.
Though Tyson has surely become one of the most decorated boxers in history, his life outside the ring was marked by controversy, personal struggles and legal issues. He was convicted of rape in 1992 and served three years in prison, resulting in his boxing career suffering major setbacks and loss of titles. After his release, Tyson attempted a comeback, but his performances were inconsistent. However, through Tyson’s tumultuous career, he still remained a captivating figure both to his fans and the world around him.
Beyond his boxing, Tyson has dabbled in various ventures, including acting, reality television and even a one-man show. During his efforts, he’s opened up about his battles with substance abuse, mental health and the challenges he faced in managing fame and fortune. In addition to Tyson’s boxing career, what many may not know about him is that he is a father of seven, though one of them tragically passed in 2009. Tyson has undergone a remarkable transformation on account of it. As a father figure, he aspires to live a healthier lifestyle and engages in philanthropic efforts. Ahead, we’ll dive into Tyson’s children and where they are today.
Mikey Lorna Tyson
Born in 1990, Mikey is one of Mike Tyson’s children from his second marriage to Monica Turner. As the daughter of the former heavyweight boxing champion, Mikey has grown up with the influence of her father’s iconic career. And while Mikey has largely stayed out of the spotlight, she undoubtedly has a unique perspective on the world
Rayna was born in 1996 to Mike Tyson and his second wife, Monica Turner. While growing up under the direction of their famous father, Rayna has had the opportunity to witness the ups and downs of Tyson’s life and career. They too, like Mikey, have also maintained a relatively low profile, their interests and pursuits beyond the public eye of their father remain private. Recently, Ramsey shared with the world that they are transmasculine and choose to go by they/them pronouns.
Born in 1997, Amir is the son of Mike Tyson and Sol Xochitl. Having to navigate life as the child of a boxing legend while forging his own path was a huge part of Amir’s adolescence, resulting in him inheriting similar traits that made Mike Tyson a formidable figure in the world of boxing. Amir currently serves as a sports commentator and entrepreneur in the world of sports.
Tragically, Mike Tyson’s daughter Exodus passed away in 2009 at the age of four. Her untimely death was a result of a treadmill accident and was a devastating loss for the family. The circumstances surrounding her passing were widely covered in the media, bringing attention to the personal struggles that Tyson and his family faced during that difficult period.
Born in 2008, Milan is one of Mike Tyson’s children with his third wife, Lakiha Spicer. As the youngest of the Tyson children, Milan has grown up to be her own individual and entrepreneur, starting her own activewear line in 2021 called Milan Miyla. Her unique family background and the legacy of her father’s boxing career has undoubtedly made for an interesting and complex upbringing.
Morocco is another child of Mike Tyson and Lakiha Spicer. Born in 2011, Morocco has a close-knit relationship with his father and shares a similar love for sports such as tennis and golf, to name a few.
Miguel Tyson is the son of Mike and Sol Xochitl. He was born in 2002 and is now a 21-year-old musician. As the brother to Exodus, Tyson’s deceased daughter, Miguel has dedicated most of his time to charity and volunteer work.