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Iron Mike! A much more serene Mike Tyson, 53, hit the red carp on Thursday for the 19th annual City Taste Of Tennis event in New York City

Mike Tyson shows off his softer side and iconic face tattoo while hitting the red carpet for the 19th annual Citi Taste Of Tennis in NYC

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He was a terrifying knockout artist at the time he ruled the heavyweight boxing division in parts of the 1980s and 90s.

And on Thursday, Iron MIke Tyson appeared on a rare red carpet when he attended the 19th annual Citi Taste Of Tennis in New York City on Thursday.

The event, which includes celebrities and signature dishes from the city's leading chefs, is part of the run-up to next week's prestigious US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament.

Iron Mike! A much more serene Mike Tyson, 53, hit the red carp on Thursday for the 19th annual City Taste Of Tennis event in New York City

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Iron Mike! A much more serene Mike Tyson, 53, hit the red carp on Thursday for the 19th annual City Taste Of Tennis event in New York City

A much more serene Tyson, 53, looked supple in his blue two-piece suit as he posed from the sea of ​​photographers.

The former heavyweight champion completed his ensemble with a white shirt, dark shoes and a full beard.

At one point he flashed the traditional boxing fist for the cameras, all the while with his distinctive face tattoo in full view.

Stylish: the former heavyweight champion of the world looked supple in a blue suit, a white shirt and dark shoes

Stylish: the former heavyweight champion of the world looked supple in a blue suit, a white shirt and dark shoes

Stylish: the former heavyweight champion of the world looked supple in a blue suit, a white shirt and dark shoes

He then shared the spotlight with his wife Kiki Tyson and their daughter Milan.

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Both ladies from Tyson chose to go with a flurry of color for their respective ensembles.

The couple also shares a son Morocco, eight.

In total, Tyson fathered seven children with several women.

Family time: The champion posed with daughter Milan Tyson (center) and wife Kiki Tyson (right)

Family time: The champion posed with daughter Milan Tyson (center) and wife Kiki Tyson (right)

Family time: The champion posed with daughter Milan Tyson (center) and wife Kiki Tyson (right)

Iconic: Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20
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Iconic: Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20

Iconic: Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20

Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at just the age of 20.

He would eventually become the champion in the standings when he knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the first round in 1988.

The New York-born intimidated hunters with his incredible power combined with excellent hand speed, accuracy, coordination and timing.

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His failures in those years, including imprisonment and boxing suspensions, are well described.

In the years after his retirement from boxing, Tyson had a comeback, restoring his image and career with a one-man show in Las Vegas and Broadway, along with film and television roles and subsequent business ventures.

Makeover: Tyson has revived his image and career in the years after he retired from boxing

Makeover: Tyson has revived his image and career in the years after he retired from boxing

Makeover: Tyson has revived his image and career in the years after he retired from boxing

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