Wilder Boasts An Even More Impressive Knockout Ratio Than The Legendary ‘Iron Mike’

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One of the all-time great boxers, Mike Tyson, has finally chosen his favorite knockout victim from his illustrious career.

‘Iron Mike’ managed an astounding 44 of 50 victories inside the distance throughout the course of a professional career spanning more than two decades, a percentage that may be compared to any heavyweight of the previous century.

In a recent ESPN story, Tyson admitted that out of his 43 knockouts, his 1987 victory over Pinklin Thomas to keep the heavyweight title is his favorite.

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When asked about which was his favourite, Tyson simply said:

ā€œPinklin Thomas. Because I hit him with 15/16 punches on the chin to bring him down. He took a tremendous amount of punishment.ā€

Tyson has knocked out numerous big names such as Frank Bruno, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick to name a few, boasting one of the most impressive highlight reels in the history of the sport.

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He still holds the record for the youngest heavyweight world champion in the history of the sport but despite this, there is an opinion that somehow Tyson never fulfilled his potential, due to his career being derailed by a jail stint at the start of the 1990s.

Mike Tyson was arguably the heaviest hitter American had produced in the last century, until a man named Deontay Wilder came along.

Wilder boasts an even more impressive knockout ratio than the legendary ‘Iron Mike’, stopping every opponent he has faced with a knockout except for current WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Tyson was last in the ring during an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr, but even though there are no current plans to return, he has not ruled the prospect out.

 

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