Tyson world champion fight

Tyson world champion fight

Tyson fight


In 1999, Tyson became a world champion in the heavyweight division after knocking out England's Michael Sprott in the second round of their bout. Tyson was in awe of the battle, claiming he never meant for it to happen. He ended up retaining his title with a stoppage of Tony Tucker in the fourth round of their 2000 fight. Tyson and Bowe were the finalists for the 2001 ESPY Award for Best Boxer.

He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, as well as the only heavyweight to unify them in succession. The following year, Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the first round. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


Tyson, the then-19-year-old who was preparing for his professional debut at a Las Vegas Golden Gloves event, lost to a British perspective fighter, Tony Tubbs. Referee Mills Lane disqualified Tyson for punching the opponent multiple times. The fight ended with Tyson weeping in a corner and tubby asking for a rematch for his retirement.

On June 11, 2005, Tyson stunned the boxing world by quitting before the start of the seventh round in a close bout against journeyman Kevin McBride. In the 2008 documentary Tyson. He stated that he fought McBride for a payday, that he did not anticipate winning. He was in poor physical condition and fed up with taking boxing seriously. After losing three of his last four fights, Tyson said he would quit boxing because he felt he had lost his passion for the sport. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


The fight is over. We learned all of the reasons why this fight was ultimately declared a TKO victory for Mr. Joshua. Maybe the fight itself was impressive, or the back and forth, but the fight was not even close to this fight breaking any records. All of the records could be broken within the next few weeks. I think that is the most impressive part of this fight. It gets people interested.

In 2011, Bleacher Report omitted Tyson from its list of top 10 heavyweights, saying that that "Mike Tyson is not a top 10 heavyweight. He killed the fighters he was supposed to beat, but when he fought another elite fighter, he always gone. I'm not talking about some of those B-level fighters he took a belt from. I'm talking about the handful of good boxers he fought throughout his career." (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


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