Mike Tyson – All 44 KNOCKOUTS of The former Heavyweight Champion
Never before or since had the world of heavyweight boxing seen such a knockout artist as Mike Tyson. Tyson is the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record for being the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at just 20 years of age. Mike Tyson won all of his first 19 professional fights by way of knockout.
Winning the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick by vicious TKO in the second round. In 1987 he added both the WBA and IBF titles to his mantle.
Being the first heavyweight boxer to the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously, and the only heavyweight to ever unify the belts. Mike would go on to reign for many years until succumbing to a combination of disinterest and outside influences.
His life outside the ring was often cited by some pundits as the reason for his failures inside the ring. Between his personal life and his issues with money, his management and of course his stint in prison for rape. Mike went on to become an enigma in a sport littered with massive personalities ad egos.
But Iron Mike Tyson was different from most of the heavyweights that had come before. Smaller in stature, yet powerfully built from the ground up. He was not your typical six-foot-plus fighter who had dominated the division for decades.
And now here he was, the smaller man with the shorted reach, getting inside and punishing his much bigger opponents with devastating inside work and uppercuts.
He thrilled boxing fans around the world and forged a name for himself as one of the most destructive fighters of all time. Stopping the vast majority of his opponents by knockout and cementing his place in history, as perhaps the most feared heavyweight boxer of all time.