History | Jun 30 2018

On This Day: Mike Tyson was born

Tris Dixon profiles the 'Baddest Man on the Planet', Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson
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ONCE known universally as “The Baddest Man on the Planet”, Mike Tyson captured the imagination of sports fans around the world when he burst onto the scene in the mid-late 1980s.

A troubled youth, saved from the streets by a caring mentor – his trainer and manager Cus D’Amato – Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at the age of 20, when he numbed Trevor Berbick with a stunning left hook in Las Vegas in November 1986.

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