Sports history in Black: Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

“Iron Mike” Tyson these days is known for celebrity boxing and running his own cannabis brand, Tyson 2.0. But years ago, he was a feared boxer who had enough power to send his opponent to sleep with one good punch.

Back in 1986, Tyson’s star was beginning to rise when he took on titleholder was still trying to make a name for himself in boxing when he took on WBC heavyweight titleholder
Trevor Berbick in Houston at the Las Vegas Hilton. Tyson would take care of Berbick in two rounds on November 22,1986, winning the title and becoming the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history.

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