Former undisputed heavyweight world champion of the world Mike Tyson is making headlines again after footage has resurfaced showing a peak fit Tyson decimating his trainer on the pads during a session.
For fight fans, this beautiful video of the youngest ever heavyweight world champion executing perfect combinations on his poor trainer is gold. Leaving many people to wonder, who on earth would say 'yes' to holding pads for a prime Mike Tyson?
Tyson, now 51, had a stellar professional boxing career, winning his first world title at just 20-years-old. Just to compare that to the current era, Anthony Joshua was six years older when he won his first last year.
The controversial athlete produced entertainment after entertainment in his fights, going toe-to-toe with some of the greatest to ever put on a pair of gloves. The list of greats Tyson conquered throughout his 20-year professional career are untouchable, from knocking then world champion Trevor Berbick out in two rounds, to effectively ending Michael Spinks' career in 91 seconds.
Tyson however, was not always as invincible as his casual fans believe. His battles with Evander Holyfield, are where his greatest tests lied, in two contests with the 'Real Deal' Holyfield, he suffered a TKO loss and in the repeat encounter, was famously disqualified for biting off the ear of the champ.
Still going at 35, Tyson tried his utmost to beat the best in the world at the time, English boxing great Lennox Lewis. 'Iron' Mike was knocked out by Lennox and after three more gruelling contests he decided to retire, leaving behind one of the best legacies in professional sports.
The release of this young Tyson video will be a refreshing look for all at just how unbelievable a performer this American great was, as his hand, head and foot speed alone are astonishing.
His power and speed is actually quite scary.
No wonder he picked up 44 knockouts over the course of his career. Devastating!