Mike Tyson in pop culture

Despite (or maybe because of) Mike Tyson's imposing physicality, dramatic personal history and volatile personality, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world has long since transcended his sports notoriety and become a notable pop-culture figure. These days he's as well-known just for being Mike Tyson as for any of his boxing accomplishments.

( Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times )

Despite (or maybe because of) Mike Tyson's imposing physicality, dramatic personal history and volatile personality, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world has long since transcended his sports notoriety and become a notable pop-culture figure. These days he's as well-known just for being Mike Tyson as for any of his boxing accomplishments.

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