Denise Tyson was the sister of Mike Tyson an American former professional boxer. He competed from 1985 to 2005 and was convicted of rape and sentenced to six years in prison, in 1992. Along with to his contentious actions both inside and outside the ring, he is well-known for his fierce and threatening boxing style.
He was rated #1 on ESPN’s list of “The Hardest Hitters in Heavyweight History” and sixteenth on The Ring magazine’s list of the 100 best punchers of all time with an 88% knockout-to-win ratio.
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How Did Denise Tyson Died?
In February 1990, Denise Tyson was died of a heart attack at age 24. Her husband found her asleep at their St. Albans home at 8:30 a.m. and immediately called for help. She was swiftly taken to the intensive care unit, but unfortunately medical professionals confirmed her dead upon arrival. The cause of death was reported as cardiac arrest.
A little more than a week had passed since Tyson, who was 23 at the time, had lost the undisputed heavyweight title in the world. One of the biggest upsets in boxing history occurred when James Douglas knocked him out in the tenth round in Tokyo.
Who Was Denise Tyson?
Denise Tyson was born in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City. She had an elder brother, Mike Tyson and had an older brother named Rodney (born c. 1961).
Tyson’s mother, born in Charlottesville, Virginia, was described as a promiscuous woman who might have been a prostitute. Tyson’s biological father is listed as “Purcell Tyson”, a “humble cab driver” (who was from Jamaica) on his birth certificate, but the man Tyson had known as his father was a pimp named Jimmy Kirkpatrick.