He fought Henry Tillman twice as an amateur, losing both bouts by decision.
Tillman went on to win heavyweight gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
Kirkpatrick married and had a son, Tyson's half-brother Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, who would help to integrate Charlotte high school football in 1965.
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.
Kevin Rooney also trained Tyson, and he was occasionally assisted by Teddy Atlas, although Atlas was dismissed by D'Amato when Tyson was 15.
Rooney eventually took over all training duties for the young fighter.
Their infamous 1997 rematch ended when Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield's ears.
He ended up at the Tryon School for Boys in Johnstown, New York.
like James Tillis, David Jaco, Jesse Ferguson, Mitch Green and Marvis Frazier.
His win streak attracted media attention and Tyson was billed as the next great heavyweight champion.
I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her.
Professionally, it has no effect, but it's crushing emotionally and personally." Throughout his childhood, Tyson lived in and around high-crime neighborhoods.