Mike Tyson is arguably one of the best boxers that we have seen. Ferocious, savage, and always brutal, Mike Tyson was a boxer with explosive power. His fights usually ended in the second or the third round with a knockout.
In his early career, Tyson was considered the most feared boxer in professional boxing. The baddest man on the planet hadn’t lost a game, with 90% of his matches finishing in a knockout. And then he lost a game, been knocked out by Buster Douglas in 1990.
Sports commentators classified the fight as the biggest upset in boxing history. Tyson was never the same. He came back, won the title again, and then lost to Evander Holyfield in a fight that many consider controversial, as the referee constantly allowed Holyfield to use headbutts.
Tyson’s story is an inspirational one, a story about how boxing can change a man’s life, and save him from disaster. Mike was born in Brooklyn, New York, in a family were poverty was a daily struggle. By the age of 13, he was arrested a total of 38 times. His future was dark, but then at 14, he was discovered by Cus D’Amato, a legendary manager in professionalboxing.
He became the youngest Heavyweight champion in history, and from there, his career took off. Today, Tyson is viewed as one of the best professional boxers in history, one that was loved by white people even though he was black, and one that many think “was fucked by black people for every penny”.