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Who did Mike Tyson defeat to become the youngest heavyweight boxing champion ever?

Who did Mike Tyson defeat to become the youngest heavyweight boxing champion ever?

Trevor Berbick
On November 22, 1986, 20-year-old Mike Tyson knocks out 33-year-old Trevor Berbick in just five minutes and 35 seconds to become the youngest titleholder ever. “I’m the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history,” Tyson told his manager after the fight, “and I’m going to be the oldest.”

When did Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion?

On November 22, 1986, he became the youngest heavyweight champion in history, with a second-round knockout of Trevor Berbick, to claim the crown of the World Boxing Council (WBC). On March 7, 1987, he acquired the World Boxing Association (WBA) belt when he defeated James Smith.

Who was the youngest heavyweight champion?

1) In November 1986, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in the history of the sport, knocking out Trevor Berbick in the second round, claiming the World Boxing Council (WBC) crown. Tyson at the time was 20 years and 150 days old.

Who is the oldest heavyweight boxing champion?

George Foreman
On November 5, 1994, George Foreman, age 45, becomes boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion when he defeats 26-year-old Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas. More than 12,000 spectators at the MGM Grand Hotel watched Foreman dethrone Moorer, who went into the fight with a 35-0 record.

Who is Mike Tyson’s wife?

Lakiha Spicerm. 2009
Monica Turnerm. 1997–2003Robin Givensm. 1988–1989
Mike Tyson/Wife

Who was the youngest heavyweight boxer of all time?

Joe Louis
Individual reign

Pos. Name Title Reign
1. Joe Louis 11 years, 8 months, 8 days
2. Wladimir Klitschko 9 years, 7 months and 6 days
3. Larry Holmes 7 years, 3 months, 12 days
4. Jack Dempsey 7 years, 2 months, 19 days

Who is the youngest World Heavyweight Champion of all time?

Mike Tyson defeated Trevor Berbick on November 22, 1986 to become the youngest every undisputed world heavyweight champion. In terms of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time, Mike Tyson is ranked as number 14, and is ranked number 16 on the list of the 100 greatest punchers of all time.

Who is boxer Tyson?

Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old.

When did Tyson start fighting?

Tyson made his professional debut as an 18-year-old on March 6, 1985, in Albany, New York. He defeated Hector Mercedes via first round TKO . He had 15 bouts in his first year as a professional. Fighting frequently, Tyson won 26 of his first 28 fights by KO or TKO; 16 of those came in the first round.

What was the fight between Tyson and Berbick?

During the first round, Berbick had fought in such slow motion that he looked like he was underwater; early in the second, Tyson walloped him to the mat with a powerful left hook. The older man bounced up, but Tyson thumped him again. Berbick froze; then his legs buckled and he fell.