Mike Tyson

by ethnic on January 11, 2008

Birth Name: Michael Gerard Tyson

Place of Birth: Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 30, 1966

Ethnicity: African-American, likely African-Jamaican

Mike Tyson is an American professional boxer and actor. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Lorna Mae (Smith), was African-American, from the South. The man listed as his father on his birth certificate is Purcell Tyson, who was Afro-Jamaican. Mike was raised by Jimmy Kirkpatrick, who was African-American, from Grier Town, North Carolina, and who may have been his biological father.

Mike is married to Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer. He has seven children, including two with Lakiha, and two with his former wife, Monica Turner, whose brother is Republican politician Michael Steele, of Maryland.

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Check7t September 19, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Looks typical Afram.

BRAZIL February 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm




mark erickson January 14, 2012 at 5:58 am

I get the need for people to be “aware” of their heritage, but seems to me that “celebrating” mixed ethnic background is a specific issue for mostly non-whites; after all, non one actually celebrates, for example, a mostly say, Irish, English or German heritage on both sides of the family, at least not in the media.
It just isn’t PC, is it?
Is there something wrong with NOT having mixed racial identities; can’t be milked for personal gain and public sympathy as easy, can it?
The natual history of human biology seems to have been to diversify, not to then be re-mixed in a modern PC environment where it can be legally codified, protected and used as a means of social control and ethnic majority suppression, as it is in the UK.

neiltennant August 4, 2015 at 6:15 am

i don’t get it too because being mixed is not a shame

but the same thing observations like you i made also

in afghanistan for example those white or pale afghans do not speak about their heritage

and for example my grandpa was discriminated as a schoolboy because he was white and had blonde hair among tons of indian looking afghans

i met an afghan man very old of whom some say there is a dark secret about his ethnic background

now i found out that he is not only afghan but also

padrino November 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

mike dad last name is not a key. most blacks get irish/white from female side they were slaves too many irish males died fighting for freedom. some say he is part Korean from his mom side could be true. he does look part native or zambo.

leah October 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I find that it’s an over exaggeration that since his father’s name is Jimmy Kirkpatrick he has some irish in him, if that is so i wonder what is pure black seriously.

felicia October 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm

black people in Africa

nnnnn September 26, 2012 at 1:02 am

Most coloured people have english names, but some of
them irish, scottish (Frank McRay) or french (Lisa Bonet).
It doesn’t mean, they are ethnic irish, scotish or french

rafa June 25, 2010 at 7:14 am

i’m two times more irish then barack obama he’s 1/32th i am 1/16th proud of my irish celtic ancestors on my grandmother side

i’m also spanish and english

Claudia October 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I’m srry but what’s your point?

Tess June 7, 2010 at 5:43 am

I am sure he is not 100% black. Very rare to find that in America. Almost impossible actually. George Lopez does DNA tests on his show and Snoop Dogg has Native American in him and Charles Barkley has white blood so you never know.

Tony May 31, 2010 at 7:28 am

Tyson’s real father was Jimmy Kirkpatrick. Tyson definitely has Irish blood in him.

I love being spanish May 11, 2010 at 5:56 am

I guess your pure craker rite do u work with the kkk???

Tribe March 30, 2010 at 6:31 am

He could be related to Barry McGuigan!

Cutie June 8, 2010 at 10:00 am
Jewlio December 11, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Pure Mandingo, and a street thug….nothing more.

Anonymous June 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm

you’re a douche

lil vacha October 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm

yu r racist…

Gerry April 1, 2009 at 2:05 am

Mohammed Ali’s Great-Grandfather was Irish, did you see that in him? Black with Irish blood is a formidable force when it comes to fighting!

crazyyy fooolll February 12, 2009 at 11:16 pm

he killed my dad.

Anonymous June 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm

shoulda got u too

Bri January 25, 2009 at 5:36 am

Black n Krayzi!

Get a clue I got one...want it? December 2, 2008 at 4:04 am

can’t see any irish in him but i do see crazy.

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