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Mike Tyson: Boxing

Michael Gerard Tyson, widely known as Mike Tyson, (born June 30, 1966) is a former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to ever win the World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Throughout Tyson’s boxing career, he had a total of 58 fights, 50 wins, 44 wins by knockout, 6 losses and 2 no contests. He was nicknamed “The Baddest Man on the Planet”, “Kid Dynamite” and “Iron Mike”. He was ranked #16 on The Ring’s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time, the #1 on ESPN’s “Hardest Hitters in Heavyweight History” and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011, alongside Julio Cesar Chavez, Sylvester Stallone and Kostya Tszyu.

Why Was He So Good?

Mike Tyson is widely recognized for his ferocious and intimidating style. Tyson’s knockout power and intimidation factor made him boxing’s most dynamic box office attraction.

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