Mike Tyson vs Trevor Berbick: On This Day Mike Tyson became the youngest boxing heavyweight world champion
Mike Tyson vs Trevor Berbick: On This Day: Mike Tyson made his professional boxing debut in 1985 and became a world champion…
Mike Tyson vs Trevor Berbick: On This Day: Mike Tyson made his professional boxing debut in 1985 and became a world champion on November 22, 1986, by knocking out Trevor Berbick. In between, Tyson competed 26 times and won all of his bouts. Having earned almost all of his wins via stoppage, a vicious Mike Tyson fought Berbick for the WBC world heavyweight title at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. For Combat News updates with InsideSport.IN
The fight was attended by several celebrities, as Mike Tyson was already a global superstar by then. Honed by the legendary Cus D’Amato, ‘Iron’ Mike was feared by every heavyweight contender back then. He climbed the ladders of success rapidly and earned his first world title shot less than two years after his debut. Let us take a look back at Mike Tyson vs Trevor Berbick after 36 years of its occurrence.
Mike Tyson vs Trevor Berbick: On This Day Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight world champion of boxing
Trevor Berbick was on a 9-fight win streak and held the WBC world title when he crossed paths with Mike Tyson. Although Berbick was a high-profile fighter, the entire world was expecting Mike Tyson to win, which turned out to be true. A young Mike Tyson looked aggressive from the opening bell. Berbick was trying to weather the storm but looked helpless before Tyson’s lopsided violence.
Mike Tyson swung hard shots, and Berbick went into survival mode. While the champion could surpass the first round, round two was too much to handle. As round two began, Mike Tyson looked like a Pitbull with no leash.
He unloaded a combination of hard shots and knocked down Trevor Berbick. The champion went back on his feet, but Mike Tyson’s punches put him down again. Trevor Berbick tried to rise back again but failed miserably.
A 20-year-old Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion, a feat that he holds to this day. Tyson further added the IBF ad WBA heavyweight titles alongside the WBC strap. He defended all the titles before losing them against James Douglas in 1990, which was his maiden loss in professional boxing. Mike Tyson vs Trevor Berbick remains special to ‘Iron’ Mike and his fans even after 36 years.
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