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On This Day: Mike Tyson lost that Razor sharpness

From ringside Claude Abrams said former champ Mike Tyson was in decline in 1991
Mike Tyson
There was a time when fighting Mike Tyson was akin to a Christian being thrown to the lions MPS/USA Today Sports

IT took Donovan “Razor” Ruddock 16 months to get Mike Tyson into the ring after the former heavyweight champion withdrew from a title defence back in November 1989. But just minutes after the Canadian was stopped controversially in seven rounds at the outdoor Mirage arena, both fighters were talking rematch.

March must be a bad time of year for referee Richard Steele. As Ruddock fell back unsteadily into the ropes after absorbing Tyson’s best string of punches in the fight, Steele called it off.

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