WATCH: 5 Times Mike Tyson Terrified His Opponents With Scary Punches

Published 12/22/2021, 12:00 PM EST
UNITED STATES – AUGUST 19: Las Vegas; Mike TYSON (USA) – Peter MC NEEZY (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is the greatest heavyweight of all time. ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ stirred the sport with his knockout power. We acknowledge him as the most terrifying heavyweight of all time. Tyson pulled off many special performances to keep the fans intrigued.

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Out of all his blistering knockout wins, here we look at the 5 most intimidating performances, wherein Tyson landed some of his best career punches.

Mike Tyson – The scariest heavyweight of all time

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1) Mike Tyson vs Larry Holmes

Tyson was a ‘man on a mission’ in this fight, as he sought to avenge his idol, Muhammad Ali’s loss against Holmes. As a result, Tyson went after the veteran from the first bell itself, employing his jab coupled with a devastating right hook.

Cutting the distance well, Tyson dropped Holmes multiple times to conclude the fight in round 4.

2) Mike Tyson vs Trevor Berbick

The 20-year-old Tyson locked horns with veteran Berbick for his very first world title fight in 1986. Tyson was on the verge of knocking Berbick out in round 1 itself with his slip and counter strategy. In round 2, ‘Iron’ Mike struck his adversary with a mammoth body shot and an uppercut to end the bout.

3) Mike Tyson vs Frank Bruno

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ caught the Brit with a left hook to put him on his knees in round 1. However, the fight went on till round 5, as both the men kept each other on their toes. Despite that, Tyson had his moments, and he caught Bruno with a couple of scary uppercuts to finish the fight.

4) Mike Tyson vs Marvis Frazier

A fight between these ended in just 30 seconds. ‘Iron’ Mike struck Frazier with an uppercut near the ropes and he capitalized on that by landing the akin punch again with some left and right hooks.

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5) Mike Tyson vs Buster Mathis Jr.

Tyson missed a lot of shots in the first round and Mathis Jr. kept him puzzled.

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However, the slugfest between the two men was vibrant, but ‘Iron’ Mike in round 3 created a gap to land devastating uppercuts that sealed the deal for him.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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