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On This Day: Mike Tyson made his pro debut

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Matt Christie picks out Mike Tyson's 10 most important victories

1. HECTOR MERCEDES, March 6, 1985

Mike Tyson was 18 years old when he made his professional debut. It did not last long, and the journey – perhaps the most engrossing in boxing history – was underway.

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