Mike Tyson was one of the few heavyweight fighters in history to instill actual fear in his opponents. Iron Mike became world famous for his quick, furious knockout combinations. Unfortunately, the way he handled himself outside the ring resulted in a lengthy incarceration that sidetracked him in his prime.
Bob Abrum of Top Rank recently said on The Rich Eisen Show that Tyson’s quick finishes were causing the promoter to not get the required airtime for the PPV cards. For that reason, they had to drop Mike. He described the way Tyson’s opponents would tremble before being instantly KO’d.
“He had established this reputation of being this real killer. And so it was hilarious you put him in with a fairly good professional and you could see the opponents’ knees shaking and so Tyson would walk across the ring, throw one punch, knock him out and that was that.”
Mike Tyson’s professional boxing career finished with an outstanding record of 50 wins and 6 losses. 76% of those wins came via knockout. At his peak, Mike Tyson was a force of nature never seen before or since in the heavyweight division.
The Dynamite Kid recently took on Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout. His performance made many fans wonder if he could return to pro fighting. His workout videos show that the 55-year-old is in incredible shape for a man of any age.
Mike Tyson earned his reputation as The Baddest Man on the Planet with his lightning-quick combinations and devastating knockout power. He also went on to a career in film and television after his retirement. Fans are excited to see if Mike will fight again soon.