Tyson made his professional debut as an 18-year-old on March 6, 1985, in Albany, New York. He defeated Hector Mercedes via a first round knockout. He had 15 bouts in his first year as a professional. Fighting frequently, Tyson won 26 of his first 28 fights by KO or TKO; 16 of those came in the first round. The quality of his opponents gradually increased to journeyman fighters and borderline contenders, like James Tillis, David Jaco, Jesse Ferguson, Mitch Green and Marvis Frazier.


Iron Mike

Reach

71″ / 180cm

Boxing record

Scariest boxer ever

  • Fights 58
  • Wins 50
  • KO 44
  • Loss 6

Rounds

216

75 % KOs