Mike Tyson names son Morocco
Los Angeles - Mike Tyson has named his new son Morocco Elijah Tyson.
The former heavyweight world champion boxer and his wife, Lakiha Spicer
Tyson, welcomed the little boy into the world on Tuesday and have now decided on
his exotic moniker.
The tot - who weighed 3.9 kg - was born at the St Rose
Dominican Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, and both mother and baby are doing
A spokesperson for the couple - who are already parents to two-year-old
daughter Milan - said: "Morocco Elijah Tyson arrived January 25 in
Henderson, Nevada, weighing in at 3.9kg, and measuring 48.26cm in
The news of Morocco's arrival comes 18 months after the tragic death of
Mike's four-year-old daughter Exodus in a horrific accident in 2009 when a
chord from a treadmill became wrapped around her neck. Mike and Lakiha, 32,
married just 10 days after the ordeal.
Mike has been married twice before, to actress Robin Givens and Monica
Turner and has five other children: Rayna, Amir, Mikey, Miguel and D'Mato, from
his marriages and by ex-girlfriends.
The 44-year-old retired sportsman - who became the youngest heavyweight
champion of all time when he won his first title in 1986 - is thought to have
earned over $300m throughout his in-ring career, but in May last year claimed
he was broke but happy with his position in life.
He said: "I'm totally destitute and broke. But I have an awesome life;
I have an awesome wife who cares about me. I'm totally broke. I had a lot of
fun. It just happened.”
"I don't deserve to have the wife that I have; I don't deserve the kids
that I have, but I do, and I'm very grateful."