Mike Tyson gave his name to Michael Tyson. Now he's officially acknowledged he's the father of the 8-month-old girl, a lawyer says.

The former heavyweight champ admitted in Family Court on Wednesday that he fathered little Michael Tyson, daughter of Kimberly Scarborough, 23, according to Scarborough's lawyer, Raoul Felder."Do you acknowledge paternity?" Felder quoted a hearing examiner as asking Tyson, 24.

"Yes," Tyson said, according to Felder.

Felder said Tyson had agreed to a settlement to provide for the child. He refused to disclose its terms.

"My lips are sealed, but everybody is happy," the lawyer said. "This child is well provided for. In this regard, Tyson was a gentleman."

Robert Herth, Tyson's lawyer, was not immediately available for comment.

Tyson has acknowledged that he fathered D'Amato, a toddler named for his first boxing mentor, Cus D'Amato, by Natalie Frears, Felder said. The boxer denies he is the father of a son by Trena Archie, a Los Angeles showgirl.

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