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On This Day: A peak Mike Tyson destroys Tony Tubbs

Routine for Iron Mike Tyson as overweight Tony Tubbs collapsed under relentless pressure in 1988
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Tyson was past his destructive peak when he fought McBride Action Images/Sporting Pictures

“IRON” Mike Tyson took care of business in what seems to be becoming routine fashion as he destroyed Tony Tubbs with a left hook in the second of the scheduled 12-rounder that opened Tokyo’s huge Korakuen domed stadium.

Tyson’s latest heavyweight title defence brought him a reputed purse $10m, his biggest yet, and cleared the way for his bonanza June 27 fight with Michael Spinks at Atlantic City.

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