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where he was one of the neighborhood's top baseball players.Kirkpatrick married and had a son, Tyson's half-brother Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, who would help to integrate Charlotte high school football in 1965.He successfully defended his titles nine times, which included victories over Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno.In 1990, Tyson lost the titles to underdog Buster Douglas, who knocked him out in the tenth round.Their 1997 rematch ended when Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield's ears.In 2002, Tyson fought for the world heavyweight title again at the age of 35, losing by knockout to Lennox Lewis.
Rooney eventually took over all training duties for the young fighter.
According to an interview in Details, his first fight was with a bigger youth who had pulled the head off one of Tyson's pigeons.
He ended up at the Tryon School for Boys in Johnstown, New York.
In 1959, Jimmy Kirkpatrick left his family and moved to Brooklyn, where he met Tyson's mother, Lorna Mae (Smith) Tyson.
Kirkpatrick frequented pool halls, gambled and hung out on the streets.
Tyson's emerging boxing ability was discovered there by Bobby Stewart, a juvenile detention center counselor and former boxer.