Mike Tyson’s Knockout Power: First Round KO’s

By Wil Patino - 09/18/2016 - Comments

Mike Tyson

By Wilmar Patino: From “Kid Dynamite” to “Iron Mike”, Mike Tyson has always been revered for his Boxing skills and knockout power. He holds the record for being the youngest heavyweight champion and is the youngest to unify the division.

From his meteoric rise to his eventual downfall one thing that remained with Tyson was his ferocious power. He’s listed as one of the hardest punchers ever, and will go down in Boxing history as the baddest man on the planet. Today we take a brief look at Tyson’s awesome concussive power.

Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. In 1988, Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out an undefeated Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the first round. Mike Tyson had speed, power, athleticism, and evasive skills that had not been seen previously in the heavyweight division.

Standing at just under 6 ft tall with a physique built like a tank, and power in both hands, it’s no wonder why he was so feared in the 80’s and early 90’s. Tyson recorded 20 1st round knockouts in his professional career.

Under the guidance and tutelage of Cus D’Amato Mike Tyson learned his peekaboo style and bobbed and weaved his way to the top while taking some scalps with him. As seen in the video above Mike Tyson would dispatch most of his opponents in the early going of a fight and was infamous for his 1st round knockouts. It’s been over a decade since he retired and the legend behind his power continues. Although he may have never met the expectations when considering how much power, talent and skill Mike Tyson had, he still remains as one of the biggest punchers to ever grace the squared circle.

There is a lot of positive and negative things to be said of his career, but I decided to remind ya’ll of what he will be remembered for most. That 1 punch, 1st round, concussive knockout power. How will you remember Tyson? What were some of his most memorable moments to you, and will we ever see anyone like him again? Let us know in the comment section below and don’t forget to watch the accompanying video and subscribe to Boxings Finest. Thank you for tuning in and as always get more Boxing right here on BoxingNews24.com