Mike Tyson stories in the SI Vault

Ready To Soar To The Very Top By William Nack, January 06, 1986 Hard-punching Mike Tyson, 19, has a lofty ambition -- to become the youngest heavyweight champ ever.

Only One No. 1 By Pat Putnam, August 10, 1987 Iron-fisted Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker to stand alone at the top.

Tyson The Timid, Tyson The Terrible By Gary Smith, March 21, 1988 What consumes the heavyweight champion of the world, what makes Mike Tyson an imposing as any fighter in boxing history? His own fear, perhaps.

Where's The Fire? By Richard Hoffer, June 24, 1991 The controlled fury that not long ago lifted Mike Tyson to the pinnacle of his sport has already ebbed, as have his prodigious ring skills.

A Crushing Verdict By William Nack, February 17, 1992 An Indianapolis jury, after deliberating 10 hours, convicted Mike Tyson of raping an 18-year-old beauty-pageant contestant.

Destined To Fall By Richard Hoffer, February 17, 1992 The same fury that drove Mike Tyson to glory in the ring brought him shame out of it.

Second Chance By Steve Rushin, July 3, 1995 Mike Tyson deserves one in the ring, but whether he again merits the public's esteem is another matter.

Feeding Frenzy By Richard Hoffer, July 7, 1997 A raging Mike Tyson dragged his sport to new depths When he sank his teeth into Evander Holyfield.

All the Rage By Richard Hoffer, May 20, 2002 As he storms toward his showdown with Lennox Lewis, is Mike Tyson the ultimate psycho celebrity in the midst of a public breakdown -- or the shrewdest self-promoter in boxing history?

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