Purses for a young middleweight with a 4-2 record weren't going to get it done in the Empire State. He also lost to future WBA world Junior Middleweight champion Davey Moore, who avenged an amateur loss to Rooney, by a knockout in seven rounds, on June 21, 1981. In the words of sportswriter Jack Newfield, "the day Tyson fired Kevin Rooney there was a cap put on Mike Tyson's development as a fighter, he did not develop anymore behind that day.". , After Teddy Atlas, who was Rooney's cornerman during his boxing days, was relieved of his duties as a trainer of Mike Tyson, D'Amato assigned Rooney to be Tyson's trainer. Rooney’s ready for Friday, make no mistake. Even though many will once again be assessing him against the greats and trying to obscure him underneath big shadows, Kevin Rooney, Jr. won’t mind. Tyson's mobility skills in the boxing ring, especially his defensive upper-body and head movement, noticeably declined after Rooney's firing, eventually resulting in Tyson suffered his first professional loss in a fight 18 months after Rooney's departure. Rooney's father is former pro Kevin Rooney (21-4, fought from 1979-1985), best known for training Mike Tyson during his early and best days as a pro. The 27-year-old, who does media relations for Lou DiBella, has hung up the gloves after six professional fights. Kevin Rooney Junior's stint as a publicist and boxer is over. www.quora.com/Why-did-Mike-Tyson-get-rid-of... Kevin Rooney Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio ... Kevin Rooney (b.1993) Hockey Stats and Profile at hockeydb.com, Why did Mike Tyson get rid of Kevin Rooney? PeopleFinders.com peoplefinders.com has been visited by 100K+ users in the past month , Rooney began professionally boxing in 1979 and acquired a record of twenty-one wins, four losses, and one draw. I'm leaning toward retiring," he told NYFightBlog. During the period when Rooney was Tyson's trainer, Tyson had a professional record of 35 fights, 35 wins (31 wins by KO). The two losses were both to southpaws, so I put it to Rooney. Kevin Rooney (Born 4th May 1956) is a former professional boxer from United States with a record of 21 Wins, 4 Losses, 1 Draw We joked about the inevitable comeback and Junior didn't battle back too hard at the notion. Rooney had been with Tyson since late 1982, when Tyson was 16 years old and just won the National Junior Olympics (having a 9–1 amateur record, with all 9 wins inside the distance), oversaw the second half of his amateur career (44 fights), saw the start of his professional career in 1985, followed Tyson throughout his world championship days, until Tyson's bout with Michael Spinks in 1988, when on the insistence of Don King, Tyson fired Rooney along with all other staff that comprised the Team Tyson from the beginning. Did Mike Tyson change his boxing style after Kevin Rooney ... Have Kevin Rooney and Mike Tyson ever met again when Mike ... Has Mike Tyson ever expressed any remorse on firing Kevin Rooney.