Who Is Pink Tyson? Is She Related to Mike Tyson?

Published 01/30/2022, 1:00 PM EST

Tyson Fury isn’t the only boxer to have embedded Mike Tyson into his name. ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ has also inspired the Greek pugilist, Kalliopi Kourouni, to do something similar. The 30-year-old Kourouni has come across an ill fate in her latest outing against Carla Torres. Well, that doesn’t seem to have shrunk her charismatic personality in the pugilist community.

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Kourouni aka ‘Pink Tyson’, has been in the main picture for quite some time now. In her active career of over seven years. Kourouni has fetched the WBC International super featherweight strap. However, she is yet to relish a career-defining moment. Well, she has showcased no features of being a knockout artist either. These factors seem very contrasting to what we have known Mike Tyson for.

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Nevertheless, ‘Pink Tyson’ is still a legitimate contender and one of the brightest prospects in the sport. Women’s boxing is growing rapidly all over the world. This year we can expect some super fights in female boxing to take place, with Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano already onboard. Having said so, Kalliopi Kourouni ‘Pink Tyson’ has enough reasons to be optimistic about her surge.

Who is Pink Tyson?

According to reports, ‘Pink Tyson’ or Kalliopi Kourouni currently resides in Brighton, Sussex, in the United Kingdom. But she was born in Piraeus, Greece. Her global ranking stands at 23/109, with an active record of 11 (2 KOs)- 3 (0 KOs)- 0. Surprisingly, she doesn’t have an official amateur record and appears to have taken a direct plunge into the professional scene.

She made her professional debut in 2014 and has appeared in every single year so far except for 2020. Kourouni began her career by knocking out Serbian boxer Ivana Mirkov. It was a proper start to earning the tag of ‘Pink Tyson’. But she earned her second TKO win seven years later, in 2021, against Dayana Gonzalez.

Well, her Twitter bio contradicts the reports of Box Rec, as she claims to have 4 professional KOs as a pro. There’s no denying, ‘Pink Tyson’ is an absolute entertainer. Even in a defeat against Torres, the Greek star didn’t fail to deliver her best. Thus, there’s a lot more left to see of her.

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Kalliopi Kourouni appears to be a fan of pink-colored gear, a prime reason she took her moniker of ‘Pink Tyson’. Her social media accounts actively tout that. She has 166k followers on Instagram and over 8K followers on Twitter so far.

Is she related to Mike Tyson?

Kalliopi Kourouni isn’t related to the former heavyweight world champion.

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But he seemingly is an inspiration for Kourouni, as she continues to entertain the fans. Mike Tyson was also an absolute entertainer back in his time.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: Former boxer Mike Tyson watches the action during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Apart from creating history in-ring, Tyson delivered several memorable moments in and outside the ring with his uncanny stunts.

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He had inspired several young boxers and continues to do so. Well, Kourouni aka ‘Pink Tyson,’ may be one of them.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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