Mike Tyson’s punching power was every opponent’s worst nightmare in the prime of his career, and a video that has recently been posted on Twitter highlights just how hard the American did actually punch.
The man KO’d 44 people down the years, including Trevor Berbick, Larry Holmes and Michael Spinks, among many, many others.
Tyson’s explosive power rightfully earned him the nickname ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’, and it’s easy to see why.
A recent tweet, sent by ‘@RootsOfCombat’, shows the former undisputed world heavyweight champion smashing the heavy bag with tremendous force, so much so that it nearly folds in half.
It’s not accurately known when the video was shot, but it’s sometime during his illustrious career, as he looks rather on the young side.
However, other videos have emerged in recent months showing that Tyson still in fact has it, with some quick movement and powerful punches on display.
Now at 53, Mike still possesses that incredible power, reminiscent of his glory days in the ring.
Tyson’s former trainer has even boldly claimed that he could knock out Deontay Wilder in less than a minute, despite being retired and a lot older.
Jeff Fenech trained the two-time heavyweight world champion towards the back-end of his career and believes the 53-year-old would be capable of dispatching former WBC king Wilder.
An impressive career spanned 20 years between 1985 to 2005, beating 44 of his 56 opponents with knockout victories.
The controversial figure may be known as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles, but perhaps his most infamous moment involves biting a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear.
Mike Tyson hasn’t lost his punching power, that’s for sure, and he could possibly pose a threat at his age to the heavyweights who are conquering the division in the present.
Whether he would defeat the likes of Wilder, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will never be known, but one thing that is known is that he was a beast during his career, and the heavy bag didn’t know what had hit it!
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