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(Boxing Coach, Former Boxer)

Kevin Rooney is a former boxer and boxing trainer. Kevin Rooney's current relationship status is possibly single.

Relationship Facts of Kevin Rooney

Kevin Rooney is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Kevin Rooney's Marital Life!

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

He has a son, Kevin Rooney Jr.

Who is Kevin Rooney?

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.

To 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, Kevin Rooney 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 them, he won 24 matches, lost 4 matches and one draw.

On the 31st of July 1982, he lost to World Champion, Alexis Arguello. At the time, Alexis entered 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 with Mike Tyson as his student. In those days, Mike was just 16 years old and won the National Junior Olympics.

After that, Kevin Rooney 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 trainer of Mike. After that, he continued his profession as a trainer by training 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 2023, he has an estimated net worth of $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, Kevin Rooney 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 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 Mike.

Later, Tyson told that he will appeal the decision calling it an unjust verdict.

However, he never uttered any word regarding the decision being motivated by a 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, Kevin Rooney is not active on any social media platform including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


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


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