June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015
TysonBruno

Boxing - WBC Heavyweight Title - WBA Heavyweight Title - IBF Heavyweight Title - Mike Tyson v Frank Bruno - Hilton Hotel - Las Vegas - 25/2/89 Mike Tyson ( black shorts ) in action as he knocks Frank Bruno ( red shorts ) to the canvas Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Sporting Pictures / Simon Miles CONTRACT CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL FEES MAY APPLY - PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ACCOUNT MANAGER

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1. MICHAEL SPINKS

The long-limbed and awkward Spinks was a stellar 31-0, but Mike Tyson blew him away in just 91 seconds in June 1988.

2. TONY TUCKER

The 6ft 5in Tucker, 34-0, offered stiff resistance in this August 1987 unification match but Mike prevailed on all cards.

3. TREVOR BERBICK

Berbick was left drunkenly wobbling around the ring as 20-year-old Tyson became the youngest ever world heavyweight champion.

4. PINKLON THOMAS

After five ordinary rounds, Tyson produced an unanswered 15-punch fusillade to finish off Thomas in the sixth.

5. FRANK BRUNO II

Bruno was actually defending the WBC belt as a reinvigorated Tyson regained the world title following his prison time.

6. LARRY HOLMES

Sure, Holmes was past it – but this fourth-round stoppage in January 1988 was Larry’s only inside-the-distance defeat.

7. TYRELL BIGGS

Biggs never repeated his Olympic gold-medal-winning form in the pros, but he was 15-0 when Mike crushed him in seven rounds.

8. ‘BONECRUSHER’ SMITH

This March 1987 points win was considered boring, but ‘Bonecrusher’ was both tough and a puncher.

9. MITCH GREEN

Fellow-New Yorker Green was rugged but Tyson widely outpointed him over 10 rounds six months before becoming world champion.

10. LOU SAVARESE

The Texan’s 39-3 ledger was flattering, yet Tyson looked good in this 38-second destruction at a wet Hampden Park.