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Many fans have been interested in learning more about the contentious relationship between boxing icon Mike Tyson and American actress-model Robin Givens since the third episode of Hulu's wildly popular miniseries Mike, based on the life of the boxing legend, aired yesterday.

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 We will therefore discover what actually transpired between the two in the 1980s, when Tyson was at the height of his powers and Givens was a budding actress, in this piece. To learn more, keep reading!

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Let's start at the beginning. In the late 1980s, Robin Givens was a want tobe actress who met Mike Tyson. 

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When Mike defeated Trevor Berbick in 1986, he became the sport's youngest heavyweight champion in history, therefore at the time, he was already a well-known heavyweight boxing champion.

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Tyson and Givens chose to enter into holy matrimony in September 1988 after dating for about a year. 

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However, the couple's union only lasted a year, and on Valentine's Day in 1989, they got divorced.

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What actually transpired between Robin Givens and Mike Tyson, then? Let's investigate.

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Tyson sat calmly next to his wife as Robin Givens continued to utilise ABC's platform to expose how Mike was violent and had a "volatile temper.

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" There have been times when I believed I could handle it, but now, she has started to feel fear. "I mean, I'm very terrified,"

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In October 1988, just one month after this interview, Givens filed for divorce. Givens was given a restraining order by the judge because the divorce was motivated by spousal violence.