Mike Tyson: Record, KOs, height, losses and everything you need to know ahead of Roy Jones Jr clash
All the former undisputed heavyweight champion’s key professional statistics ahead of his mouth-watering heavyweight bout with Roy Jones Jr on BT Sport Box Office.
Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson – famously known as the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ during his storied career – is considered one of the deadliest boxers of all time.
One of the most recognisable faces in boxing history, he became the youngest-ever world heavyweight champion in 1986, aged just 20 and presided over a fearsome reign for years.
Here, we take you through Tyson’s key career stats ahead of his clash with Jones Jr.
Mike Tyson: Amateur career
Tyson compiled a 24-3 amateur career before turning professional in 1985.
He won gold medals at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympic Games, defeating Joe Cortez and Kelton Brown respectively.
Mike Tyson: Record
Tyson won 50 and lost six of his 58 bouts, with two ruled a no contest.
He became the youngest heavyweight to win a world title at 20 years old after he knocked out Trevor Berbick in the second round in 1986.
Mike Tyson: Knockouts
Tyson won 44 of his 58 fights by KO.
Mike Tyson: Height
Tyson is 5ft 10in (178cm).
Mike Tyson: Reach
Mike Tyson has a reach of 71in (180cm).
Mike Tyson: Weight
Tyson says he is at his lowest weight since he was 18 for the Jones Jr fight at 15st 2lbs.
He weighed over 16st for his last professional bout against Irishman Kevin McBride in 2005.
Mike Tyson: Trainer
Tyson is being trained by three-time Brazilian Muay Thai world champion Rafael Cordeiro.
The MMA legend opened the famous Kings gym in California which is home to several UFC champions and the 46-year-old has been impressed with Tyson’s conditioning ahead of his return.
“The power is different level,” he told the Ariel Helwani MMA Show.
“When you talk about power, I held his right hook and thought ‘he is going to kill somebody’.”
Mike Tyson: Next fight
Tyson meets Jones Jr in a hugely-anticipated match-up between two of the most legendary boxers of all time on Saturday 28 November.
Mike Tyson: Losses
Tyson has lost six professional bouts, with the most infamous being his shocking defeat to rank outsider James “Buster” Douglas in Tokyo in 1990.
His next two defeats came to Evander Holyfield in 1996 and 1997, the second defeat coming the way of DQ after Tyson, in one of the most replayed sporting moments of all time, bit his opponent’s ear.
He later succumbed to Lennox Lewis, Danny Williams and McBride.
Mike Tyson: Fighting style
Tyson is widely regarded as one of the most devastating knockout artists ever and is known for his ferocious and intimidating style.
The International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee was known for his vicious uppercut during his legendary career.
Mike Tyson returns to the ring against Roy Jones Jr in a bout for the ages on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday 28 November.