Mike Tyson: Old clip goes viral of him taking 20 shots from opponent and then delivering one


Mike Tyson returns to the ring on November 28 against Roy Jones Jr, and unearthed footage shows just why the New Yorker is arguably the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. 

One of the hallmark features of Tyson as a fighter was his brutal strength, but he combined that with stunning agility and manoeuvrability, often to lethal effect.

He also knew how to take a punch, and that went a long way in his professional career.

And not many clips detail this better than a recently shared video from Twitter user BoxingKingdom14. 

In the video, Tyson faces up against Reggie Gross at Madison Square Garden in 1986. Gross, who came into the fight with a record of 18-4, took the fight to Tyson. However, it's all too easy for 'Iron Mike', who shows why he won 44 of his 58 professional fights via KO.

Gross throws 20 punches, connects with a stunningly few amount, and is sent to the deck by one swift blow from Tyson. 

Just watch the technique and the power in the clip below.

Gross was since imprisoned for a triple homicide and is currently serving consecutive life sentences in Indiana, with a scheduled release date for November 1, 2048. 

Tyson, for his part, will make his comeback later this year against Roy Jones Jr, who has won 66 of his 75 professional bouts and is a former world champion at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. 

Ahead of the bout, Tyson has been transparent about his preparation. Videos of his training have widely circulated social media, while he has forgone not only his vegan diet, but also his penchant for marijuana, which he spent nearly $40,000 a month on before he began to train.

And Tyson's trainer Rafael Cordero has clearly been impressed by the boxer and believes that his boxer could hold his own against Deontay Wilder, current WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua, and WBC champion Tyson Fury. 

We might still have to wait some time to see if Tyson goes up against the current champions, but his fight with Jones will no doubt be an interesting resumption of his impressive career. 

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