WATCH: Slow Motion Video Reveals How Mike Tyson Executed the Perfect Fake Punch on AEW Star

Published 04/16/2021, 8:00 PM EDT
World Champion Trainer Jeff Fenech and Mike Tyson during Iron Mike Tyson Starts Training Camp at Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino at Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)


Mike Tyson ranks among the biggest combat sports athletes of all time. He enjoyed an extensive career in the sport and etched himself as a fan favorite. Moreover, alongside his favorite sport of boxing, Tyson made several appearances in fight promotions like WWE, AEW, and more.

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Lately, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ appeared on AEW Dynamite show wherein he slept a fighter with his vicious right hand.

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In this video, Tyson is seen ringside as he approaches a fighter with anger in his eyes. The fighter holds a wooden bat in his hand and was about to attack Tyson with the same.

However, ‘Iron’ Mike was too quick to tackle the contemporary, and he lands a hard hit on the latter. With just one punch, the AEW fighter goes unconscious on the floor. But how real was this punch? did it really land on Tyson’s adversary?

In a slow-motion video later released on Twitter, it was evident that the opponent dodged Tyson’s shot by gliding his head downwards.

Many felt that ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’s cracking punch left his opponent staggered but in reality, the punch didn’t even land on him.

‘Iron’ Mike was unquestionably one of the scariest heavyweights of his era. He possessed unmatched power and exuberant ring conduct to counter the toughest of the opponents.

Even today he takes up exhibition boxing bouts alongside several appearances in various combat sporting verticals.

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Tyson debuted in the sport in 1985. Right from then, he never looked back and kept piling on to the top with constant wins.

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BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 01: (CHINA OUT) American former professional boxer Mike Tyson attends premiere of film “Ip Man 3” directed by Wilson Yip on March 1, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)

In no time, Tyson became a fan favorite because of the magic he created inside the ring.

Tyson vanquished any and every opponent from his way to reach the summit of the heavyweight division. Also, at just 20, he became the youngest heavyweight champion of the world.

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Even today, ‘Iron’ Mike stays abruptly relevant to the sport and breaks into the news headlines hassle-free.

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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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