History | Mar 06 2019

On This Day: Mike Tyson made his pro debut

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