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Mike Tyson reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old. Tyson was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room. On March 26, 1992, Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison along with four years of probation. Despite being 25 years old at the time of the crime, he was assigned to the Indiana Youth Center in April 1992, and he was released in March 1995 after serving less than three years of his six-year sentence. During his incarceration, Mike Tyson converted to Islam. He took the Muslim name Malik Abdul Aziz. Due to his conviction, Tyson was required to register as a tier II sex offender under federal law

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Mike Tyson gives an interview to The Associated Press, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Tyson is in Dubai to announce the start of his worldwide boxing gym franchise. Tyson said Thursday that a city like Dubai can show people the best of the Middle East, its people and Islam. Tyson praised the sheikhdom as "a party place, a place you have a good time at. This is like New York, man!" He said that contradicts some negative perceptions of the Mideast. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Mike Tyson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Tyson is in Dubai to announce the start of his worldwide boxing gym franchise. Tyson said Thursday that a city like Dubai can show people the best of the Middle East, its people and Islam. Tyson praised the sheikhdom as "a party place, a place you have a good time at. This is like New York, man!" He said that contradicts some negative perceptions of the Mideast. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Mike Tyson gives an interview to The Associated Press, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Tyson is in Dubai to announce the start of his worldwide boxing gym franchise. Tyson said Thursday that a city like Dubai can show people the best of the Middle East, its people and Islam. Tyson praised the sheikhdom as "a party place, a place you have a good time at. This is like New York, man!" He said that contradicts some negative perceptions of the Mideast. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Mike Tyson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Tyson is in Dubai to announce the start of his worldwide boxing gym franchise. Tyson said Thursday that a city like Dubai can show people the best of the Middle East, its people and Islam. Tyson praised the sheikhdom as "a party place, a place you have a good time at. This is like New York, man!" He said that contradicts some negative perceptions of the Mideast. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Mike Tyson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Tyson is in Dubai to announce the start of his worldwide boxing gym franchise. Tyson said Thursday that a city like Dubai can show people the best of the Middle East, its people and Islam. Tyson praised the sheikhdom as "a party place, a place you have a good time at. This is like New York, man!" He said that contradicts some negative perceptions of the Mideast. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Mike Tyson makes a fist during an interview with The Associated Press, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Tyson is in Dubai to announce the start of his worldwide boxing gym franchise. Tyson said Thursday that a city like Dubai can show people the best of the Middle East, its people and Islam. Tyson praised the sheikhdom as "a party place, a place you have a good time at. This is like New York, man!" He said that contradicts some negative perceptions of the Mideast. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie poses for photographs with a belt presented to him by boxer Mike Tyson for Christie's work in promoting help for ex-prisoners re-entering society, during the 4th Annual New Jersey Prisoner Reentry Conference, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, is presented with a belt by boxer Mike Tyson, left, for Christie's work in promoting help for ex-prisoners re-entering society, during the 4th Annual New Jersey Prisoner Reentry Conference, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Mike Tyson attends a World Team Tennis exhibition to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation in Las Vegas. Tyson traveled to Suriname as part of the new Fusion TV documentary series “Outpost” and was soundly beaten when he entered a bird in a songbird contest, a cherished local tradition. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

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Robin Givens married boxer Mike Tyson on February 7, 1988. Tyson was then estimated to have US$50 million, and he and Givens did not make a prenuptial agreement. During their marriage, Givens and her mother bought a $4.6 million mansion in the affluent suburb of Bernardsville, New Jersey. After a miscarriage in May 1988, the marriage began to fall apart. Givens alleged spousal abuse, while Tyson alleged alienation and interest in his money, not in him. The marriage ended on Valentine's Day, just a year later

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Mike Tyson - “He should be President of the United States.” (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

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Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson served time for rape, road rage, and possesion of narcotics and DUI.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, center, shakes hands with former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson at City Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Tyson is in Toronto performing his one-man show "Undisputed Truth" at the Air Canada Centre. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

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Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, seen here in the 1997 match when Mr. Tyson bit off part of Mr. Holyfield's ear, will meet Friday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

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Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, seen here in the 1997 match when Mr. Tyson bit off part of Mr. Holyfield's ear, will meet Friday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."