Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
Babies, babies and more babies. Mike Tyson joins the new-baby club after it was announced on Wednesday that the boxer and his wife Lakiha Spicer Tyson welcomed a son.
The boxer’s rep confirmed the birth to People.com sharing that, “Morocco Elijah Tyson arrived Jan. 25 in Henderson, Nev., weighing in at 8 lbs. and 13 oz., and measuring 19 inches in length.”
The couple announced they were expecting last September. It’s the second child for the couple, who already have a daughter, Milan, 2.
Tyson and his wife married in June 2009 in Las Vegas. The wedding came less than two weeks after Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter Exodus died as a result of an accidental strangling when she was ensnared in a treadmill power cable at the family’s home in Phoenix.
“I’m just looking forward to trying to do this stuff right. Of course, you know, you â€” I want to do it right. I’ve been married â€” this is my third marriage. I want to do it right. I want to do it right,” he told Larry King about his family life. “It’s nothing like being a committed father. You have to be committed and dedicated. This is going to be something new on me, to be totally committed and dedicated to this situation.”
In the same CNN interview, the boxing legend spoke about the loss of his daughter, Exodus, and how it affected him as a parent. “I had to grow up,” he said. “I had an incident where I lost my daughter in some family accident at home and it was just a time to grow up and wake up.”