Mike Tyson. The greatest heavyweight in the history of boxing?
Iron Mike’s achievements in the ring were incredible.
To this day, he remains the youngest heavyweight champion of all-time after he dethroned Trevor Berbick in 1986 at the age of 20.
No fighter was feared more than Tyson. He was a force of nature, recording 44 KOs in 50 wins.
“Perhaps the most ferocious fighter to step into a professional ring,” wrote Sky Sports after listing Tyson #1 in their list of the most scariest boxers ever.
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The ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ recorded 12 first-round stoppages in his first 16 professional fights.
Tyson’s career unfortunately unravelled - he was stunned by James ‘Buster’ Douglas in 1990 before spending three years in prison - but he continued to feature in some entertaining bouts, most notably against Evander Holyfield in 1996 and 1997.
And recent footage of Tyson teaching some moves to a few mixed martial artists shows his explosiveness remains.
Tyson is 53 years old now but, even in jeans, he still looks dangerous.
The clip has been viewed more than one million times and retweeted over 20,000 times on Twitter.
It’s certainly good to see Tyson in such impressive shape.
Joshua: Tyson would have battered me
So feared is Tyson that even Anthony Joshua believes the American would have destroyed him.
“Mike Tyson would have battered me,” Joshua said in 2017, per The Sun.
"There was no way I could have taken on that guy. I would have taken that pay cheque.
"You know what I done against Klitschko in that sixth round when I took that dive? I'm joking.
"I would have taken a dive against Tyson. He was a beast.
"I give all credit and respect to Tyson. Even though Tyson is going on like 50 now, I still remember Tyson as the young, young 21-year-old.
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He was that good and made such an impact in the sport of boxing.