14 Jun 2011

Tyson and Stallone inducted into boxing's international hall of fame

12:24 pm on 14 June 2011

Mike Tyson and Sylvester Stallone have been inducted into boxing's International Hall of Fame.

Tyson's career has been marked by glory and infamy both in and out of the ring.

Tyson paid tribute to late trainer Cus D'Amato, who guided his early career and became his legal guardian after Tyson's mother died.

D'Amato died in 1985, the year before Tyson knocked out World Boxing Council champion Trevor Berbick to become at 20 the youngest heavyweight world champion in history.

His downfall began in 1990 when the undisputed champion suffered the first loss of his career, a 10th-round knockout at the hands of James "Buster" Douglas in one of the biggest upsets in sport.

In 1992, he was convicted of rape and served three years of a six-year sentence before his release in 1995.

He went on to reclaim the heavyweight throne, but lost to Evander Holyfield in 1996 and, in a 1997 rematch, infamously bit Holyfield's ears twice.

Sylverster Stallone was honoured by the Hall of Fame for his "Rocky" movies.