Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

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Mike Tyson has had a storybook life, experiencing the highs and lows that come with overcoming crushing poverty to rise to the Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. On three separate occasions. Here are some of the highlights from Mike Tyson’s incredible career. The surprising fact? Not all of them have been in the ring…
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Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

Hector Mercedes. From Mike Tyson’s first professional bout, it was obvious from the opening bell the world had never seen the likes of Iron Mike. Mercedes rightfully went down on one knee in his corner and never came out for round 2.
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Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

The Lennox Lewis interview. Asked why he thought he could win, Tyson replied “My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I’m just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children.” He did…
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Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

Frank Bruno: In 1989, Mike Tyson defended his world title, but wasn’t considered a favorite. Crushing Bruno, Tyson proved he was no fluke.
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Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

Giving smack to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. By staring down the WWF icon, Mike Tyson lent credibility to professional wrestling at a time when the sport was teetering on collapse.
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Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

Bruce Seldon: Mike Tyson’s last defence of the Heavyweight title in 1997, the fight was considered by many to be fixed as Seldon seemed barely able to take even one punch. Welcome to, like, 99% of the world…
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Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

Tyrell Biggs: To his credit, Biggs lasted nearly 7 rounds in the 1987 championship fight. But, afterwards, Mike Tyson claimed Biggs “cried like a girl” in the ring and the Olympic champion’s reputation never recovered.
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Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

Carl Williams: It took Mike Tyson less than 90 seconds to defeat the more experienced Williams in their 1989 title bout. Despite Williams’ reassurances to the referee he could continue, it was obvious he was in a delusional state. Jackhammer blows to the head will do that to a guy…
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Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

Michael Spinks: In 1988, Michael Spinks was the man to beat and Mike Tyson predicted a one round KO. Spinks, for all his confidence, looked terrified from the opening bell and he went down like a bowl of jelly in 91 seconds…
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Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

Trevor Berbick: The last man standing in Mike Tyson’s way, Berbick was considered the favorite in the 1986 championship bout that made Iron Mike immortal. By winning, Mike Tyson became the youngest boxer ever to take the crown. He was 20…
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Mike Tyson’s Greatest Hits

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