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Iron Mike Turns 51

We all have our favourite fighters; some might be more well-known than others.

For all I know, they may box at different weights as well.

But, if I was asked to name mine then Mike Tyson would probably get my vote.

Iron Mike, as he marched through the heavyweight rankings enthralled me.

I’d never seen a fighter go about his business in the way Iron Mike did.

His knockouts were sensational and the savagery about which he got on with his business was awesome.

Many of his opponents were beaten before the fights started, they were like rabbits startled by car headlights.

When Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion of the world, he stamped his mark in the history books, a mark nobody has yet to match.

His downfall is well-recorded, caught in the bright lights and without Cus D’Amato by his side, life overtook Mike Tyson.

But there is a semblance of normality about Iron Mike these days and today, over in the US, Mike Tyson will be celebrating his 51st birthday, happy birthday from all of us at Vital Boxing champ.


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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 30 2017

Time: 12:10PM

 

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