Who is Lakiha Spicer?
Born in 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer is a socialite, best known as the wife of former professional boxer Mike Tyson. The couple has a controversial history, with Tyson’s crime and drug problems. She has also been involved in controversies because of her family, which has been involved in corruption issues.
Lakiha Spicer’s net worth
As of early 2020, Lakiha Spicer’s net worth is estimated to be over $700,000 mainly due to the inheritance she obtained from her family’s wealth, which was acquired through legitimate means.
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She is also likely benefiting from her husband’s success, whose net worth is estimated to be over $3 million. At one point, Tyson’s net worth was estimated to be over $300 million, but problems with drugs, crime, and improper handling of finances have reduced it significantly.
A controversial past
Lakiha’s mother is known as Rita Spicer and her father is Shamsud-din Ali. For years, especially in the late 1990s to the 2000s, her family became involved in a major racketeering operation. They acquired wealth through the use of bribery and extortion, though it didn’t last as long as the family eventually was captured by the authorities.
After their arrest, her father was sentenced to nine years in prison, while her mother served one year in prison. Lakiha was sentenced to four years of probation and briefly placed under house arrest. After her probation, it was discovered that she had received a substantial amount of money from her father’s company, as she allegedly participated in teaching she never did, thus obtaining the money illegally. She was sent to federal prison as a result and served a six-month sentence. After her marriage to Tyson, she is credited with helping save his life and keep him straight. She is also the co-writer of the film production “Mike Tyson: undisputed truth‘, on which she worked with her husband.
Husband – Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson grew up in Brooklyn, New York alongside an older brother, Rodney and older sister Denise – she died of a heart attack at the age of 24. He was raised by his mother and a stepfather – his mother didn’t tell him about his biological father until much later. His stepfather didn’t stay in the family for long either, as he suffered from gambling problems and eventually left them to fend for themselves.
They lived in financial poverty and after his mother died when he was 16 years old, he came under the care of boxing trainer Cus D’Amato, who would help him develop his signature boxing style. He learned to channel his emotions and frustrations into boxing instead of participating in criminal activities that were rampant in his neighborhood.
He dropped out of high school and began to focus on a boxing career, winning two gold medals in the Junior Olympics as an amateur.
Becoming a Legend – Mike Tyson
At age 18, Tyson made his professional boxing debut, and fast settled, won 26 of his first 28 fights via technical knockout (TKO), most of which were completed during the first round. This led him to more competitive matches and fighters on the verge of vying for titles. After racking up more knockout wins, he easily won a fight against former title challenger Marvis Frazier, leading to his first title match against Trevor Berbick, which he won via TKO in the second round.
Many viewers quickly became fans of Tyson, thanks to his strong combination of accuracy, timing and power.
He became one of the contenders in the heavyweight unification series, a tournament designed to help establish an undisputed champion in the heavyweight division. He won the World Boxing Association (WBA) title by defeating James Smith, and the media freaked out, believing he would become the undisputed champion. He proved them right as he defeated Trevor Berbick to win the World Boxing Championship (WBC) title, both Pinklon Thomas and Tony Tucker, winning the International Boxing Federation (IBF) title, making him the first heavyweight was that possessed all three. big tires.
He continued a strong career into the mid-2000s, amid a few controversial matches and criminal troubles.
Controversies and life after boxing – Mike Tyson
Mike’s career wasn’t just rainbows and butterflies, he suffered from many problems, several of which were serious. In 1992 he was convicted of rape and was sentenced to six years in prison, three years before he was released on parole. He quickly returned to form and back to winning championships before finally losing the title to Evander Holyfield in 1996, a return fight saw Tyson disqualified for biting off part of Holyfield’s ear. In 2002, at the age of 35, he became a title contender again, but lost to Lennox Lewis, retiring after a few more fights.
Despite winning over $300 million during his career, he went bankrupt in 2003 with $23 million in debt. This was due to money mismanagement and a problem with drugs that he struggled with for most of his life. He managed to recover from these problems thanks to his prestigious name, which helped him land sponsorships and endorsement deals. After a few more problems with drugs and the authorities, he got work as an actor, mostly in cameo or small roles. In recent months he has been busy with entrepreneurship, writing books and producing various entertainment programs.
Tyson was Lakiha’s first husband, although she was not his first wife. He was married to actress Robin Givens for only a year, marked by several problems.
In 1997, he married Monica Turner, and that marriage lasted six years before they divorced. He met Lakiha when she was 18 years old, and although the two were attracted to each other, he was advised to stay away due to her family ties. Four years later, the two got back together and started casually dating in New York. She stayed with him even after his imprisonment and other alleged misconduct. In 2008, she found out she was pregnant with his child, and they got married a year later in a short ceremony at the Las Vegas Hilton. He has credited her as the person who saved his life, and their marriage has been cited as a life-saving experience. The married couple rarely appear together in public.