Mike Tyson

The Top 25 Mike Tyson Moments You’ll Never Forget

Mike Tyson is one of the most prominent figures in the history of heavyweight boxing, in the unforgiving brutal sport he reigns supreme, becoming the youngest world champion in the heavyweight division.

Treading a destructive path, fueled by the burning intent to kill, and shrouded by an intimidating aura. The baddest man on the planet had left behind a legacy unlike there had been or ever will be again.

Today we look at 25 unforgettable moments in the beautifully destructive career of one of the deadliest athletes in the sport of boxing; Mike “The Iron Man” Tyson.

Mike Tyson vs. Don Halpin:

Tyson’s first ko win came against Don Halpin in his third pro bout in 1985, Halpin was knocked out in the fourth round after Mike backed him into a corner, and finished him off with power shots.

Mike Tyson vs. Lorenzo Canady:

In Tyson’s first round one ko win, that is excluding the Lorenzo Canady stoppage, he destroyed Michael Johnson in just 39 seconds in September of 1985.

Mike Tyson vs. Donnie Long:

In October of 1985, 19-years-old Mike fought Donnie Long, Long was expected to be the first legitimate competition, Mike had faced as a professional, but Mike overwhelmed and destroyed him, in just the first round knocking long down 37 seconds into the fight, and then two more times before the bout was waived off.

Mike Tyson vs. James Tillis:

The first of Tyson’s bouts to go the full distance was against the tough and talented James Tillis in May of 86. Tillis had come close to beating Tyson, but the iron man had ultimately bested his opponent to win the unanimous decision.

Mike Tyson vs. Lorenzo Boyd:

Tyson’s most devastating drill, was the right hook to the body followed by the right uppercut, in his fight with Lorenzo Boyd, The iron man executed the combo in spectacular fashion, ending the match in the second round.

Mike Tyson vs. Marvis Frazier:

Tyson’s shortest professional fight resulting in a brutal knockout was against Marvis Frazier in 1986, the son of the late joe frazier, lasting just 30 seconds the bout ended with Mike backing Frasier into a corner, and smothering him in devastating strikes to the head and body.

Mike Tyson vs. Trevor Berbick:

In his first world championship bout, Tyson fought Trevor Berbick in November of 1986. Winning by second round technical knockout, The iron man had become the youngest heavyweight champion at just 20 years old.

Mike Tyson vs. James Smith:

Winning his second world title on his path to undisputed, Mike won a unanimous decision over James Smith to obtain the WBA title.

Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks:

One of Tyson’s most intimidating appearances, came on the day of his bout with Michael Spinks in 1988. Spinks was afraid to even leave the dressing room in fear of what Mike could do to him, coming out to ominous music Tyson entered the ring to end the fight in a punishing 91 seconds.

Mike Tyson vs. Mitch Green:

Two years after defeating Mitch Green in a brutal unanimous decision, the iron man had a confrontation with Green once again, this time outside the ring. The street fight left the iron man with a fractured wrist, and Green with a swollen left eye, and five stitches on his nose.

Mike Tyson vs. Tony Tucker:

The iron man became undisputed champion in august of 1987, when he defeated Tony Tucker in a unanimous decision to unify his WBC and WBA with the IBF belt.

Mike Tyson vs. Larry Holmes:

As an act of revenge for defeating the legend Muhammad Ali, Tyson destroyed former champion Larry Holmes in four rounds in 1988.

Mike Tyson vs. James Douglas:

In one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing, Mike suffered his first defeat at the hands of James Douglas in a 10th round knockout, in February 1990, at the Tokyo dome in Japan.

Mike Tyson vs. Henry Tillman:

Coming back from his defeat, tyson returned to fight henry tillman, a fighter he had lost to twice in the amateurs, Tyson avenged his two losses by knocking out Henry Tillman in the first round.

Mike Tyson vs. Alex Stewart:

In his second fight since his first loss, Tyson went toe-to-toe with Alex Stewart dismantling him in the first round with a technical knockout.

Mike Tyson vs. Donovan Ruddock:

In march of 1991 two of the hardest hitters in the division, Mike and Donovan Ruddock engaged in a slugfest, to see who’d come out on top.

In their rematch three months later, Tyson solidified his position as number one contender, with a unanimous decision victory in a pre-fight meeting, Tyson had won the trade-off of words.

The day of the fight, Tyson proved to be too much for Ruddock, overwhelming him with explosive combinations, and landing himself with a unanimous decision victory, after fighting an even tougher boat.

Mike Tyson vs. Frank Bruno:

Becoming world champion once again, Tyson defeated Frank Bruno for the second time for the WBC title, in a punishing three rounds back in 1996.

Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield:

The second championship bout with Evander Holyfield resulted in a third round disqualification, after Tyson’s most infamous in-ring incident, when he bit Holyfield’s right ear, Tyson’s boxing license was revoked thereafter, and he was issued a three million dollar fine by the commission.

Mike Tyson vs. Frans Botha:

Tyson fought Frans Botha in January of 1999. Tyson was too slow and rusty at this point to match up against Botha, the frustration led him to grab and attempt to break Botha’s arm in the first round. four rounds on, and Tyson was still losing the fight, but it all came to an end, when Tyson landed a perfect straight right hand, knocking Botha out in the fifth.

Mike Tyson vs. Andrew Golota:

In october of 2000, Tyson fought Andrew Golota, after taking some explosive brutal shots to the head and body, Golota quit after the second round, refusing to fight in the third.

Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis:

In one of the highest grossing pay-per-view fights, Mike had a long-anticipated match against Lennox Lewis in june of 2002. in January that same year, Tyson had caused a huge brawl on stage between both fighters teams during the press face-off. The confrontation almost had the fight cancelled, and Tyson had to pay Lewis 335 000 dollars for biting his leg.

The fight had lasted into the eighth round with Mike suffering the third knockout loss of his career.

Mike Tyson vs. Clifford Etienne:

Tyson’s 50th pro bout and final win was against Clifford Etienne in 2003, a savage right hand sent Clifford crashing to the canvas, just 49 seconds into the fight.

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