Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 and in 1987, Tyson added the WBA and IBF titles to his name. He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.

Here is an video which shows why he was known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style in the ring.

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