Kevin Rooney Bio

(Boxing Coach, Former Boxer)

Relationship Statistics of Kevin Rooney

What is Kevin Rooney marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Kevin Rooney have ? (name): One (Kevin Rooney Jr.)
Is Kevin Rooney having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Kevin Rooney gay ?: No

More about the relationship

Kevin Rooney’s current relationship status is possibly single. Till the date, he has not shared any details on his relationship, marriage, and wife.

He has a son, Kevin Rooney Jr.

Who is Kevin Rooney?

American Kevin Rooney is a former boxer and boxing trainer. He is widely renowned as the former trainer of Mike Tyson.

Kevin Rooney- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

Kevin Rooney was born on the 4th of May 1956 in Staten Island, New York. He is of Caucasian ethnicity.

Till the date, he has not shared any details on his family background including his father, mother, and siblings.

Also, details on his academics are behind the curtain too.

Kevin Rooney- Professional Career

Boxing Career

Kevin Rooney started boxing in his teen days. At the time, he was trained at the police Athletic Leagues 120th Precinct in Staten Inland, New York. In 1975, he won the Sub-Novice New York Golden Gloves Championship under the 147 lb category.

Moving forward, in 1979, he started his career as a professional boxer. The year, he fought 26 matches. Among then, he won 24 matches, lost 4 matches and one draws.

On the 31st of July 1982, he lost to World Champion, Alexis Arguello. At the time, Alexis entered in the Junior Welterweight division for the first time.

Later, he also lost to Davey Moore. Prior to that, on the 21st of June 1981, he defected Davey. Later, Davey became the WBA World Junior Middleweight Champion.

Boxing Coach Career

In 1982, he expanded his career as a boxing coach as Mike Tyson as his student. In those days, Mike was just 16 years old and won the National Junior Olympics.

After that, he trained Mike to be one of the greatest boxers that the world has ever seen. Training with him, in 1985, Tyson started his profession as a boxer. Under his guidance, Mike fought around 35 fights with no defeat including 31 won via KO.

However, in 1988, he got fired as the trainer of Mike. After that, he continued his profession as a trainer by training the young boxers in Catskill. Also, he has trained the boxer, Vinny Paz.

Apart from that, he has also been a part of the comedy show, Puch Line with Bert Suger. Besides that, he was also active in a consultative capacity as an actor.

Kevin Rooney- Net Worth, Salary

As of 2020, he has an estimated $500 Thousand. As a trainer, his earnings are in the range of $22k to $76k.

Body Measurements- Height & Weight

Kevin Rooney has brown eyes with light hair. He has a decent height and weight. However, details on his body stats are not available.

Kevin Rooney- Controversy & Rumors

Back in 1988, he sued his student Mike Tyson, for $49 million. At the time, he claimed that Mike broke a lifetime contract by firing him. In the matter, the federal jury ordered Mike to pay more than $4.4 million to Rooney.

Around two dozen demonstrators stood for the Mike outside the courthouse against the decision of the court. The demonstrators chanted the slogan, No Justice, No Peace! The New York City Activist Al Sharpton told that an all-white jury of five including two women and three men robbed the Mike.

Later, Tyson told that he will appeal for the decision calling it an unjust verdict. However, he never uttered any word regarding the decision being motivated by the racial point of view. Also, he indicated that he would have given $4 million to Rooney if he hadn’t sued him.

Social Media Profile

As of now, he is not active on any social media platform including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Trivia

  • In the movies Tyson and Bleed for This, Aarin Eckhart portrayed his character.

 

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