Iron’ Mike is one of the most famous heavyweight fighters of all-time and is hailed as the man who got boxing back on the map in the 1980s.
Frank Bruno, Michael Spinks and Larry Holmes are just a few of the heavyweight legends to have felt the force of Tyson’s power.
Tyson’s overall record is 50 wins with 44 coming via knockout. His 76% KO ratio is the fifth highest of any heavyweight world champion in boxing history.
The Baddest Man on the Planet has revealed, despite dominating the 80s, there was one fighter he fought who had a solid chin.
“I hit Jose Ribalta with everything, and he took everything and kept coming back for more. Jose Ribalta stood toe to toe with me. He was very strong in the clinches,” Tyson exclusively told Ring TV.
Despite his claims, Tyson eventually knocked the Cuban out in the 10th and final round.
Tyson’s only regret in boxing
The boxing legend has one regret from his career and that was not making the fight between himself and George Foreman. Tyson and Foreman are widely viewed as the biggest punchers in boxing history.
The pair were in ‘serious talks’ according to Foreman, who claimed Tyson ‘ducked him’ after receiving advice from iconic trainer Cus D’Amoto.
“I would have liked to fight George Foreman. There have been many fans who wondered who was the bigger puncher. I would have liked to put an end to the discussion one way or the other,” Tyson revealed.
Tyson now leads a much calmer life since hanging up the gloves in 2005 and has reinvented himself as an entertainer. He does regular tours, has appeared in film franchise ‘The Hangover’ and currently hosts popular podcast ‘Hotboxin’ - Sugar Ray Leonard and rap superstar Eminem are the most recent guests to have featured.