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Mike Tyson’s Ear Bite and the 15 Craziest Moments of His Career

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The 15 Craziest Moments of Mike Tyson's Career

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Mike Tyson is one of the most polarizing sports figures of all time. He's also without question one of the greatest boxers in history. He started his career by charging through the amateur ranks. He won gold medals in the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympics and finished with a record of 48-6 before turning pro in 1985.

Once Tyson hit the pro boxing scene in 1985, he didn't look back. He proceeded to go on a tear, winning 37 consecutive fights. His undefeated streak lasted for nearly five full years, a truly remarkable length of time. But even more impressive, is the fact that he won all but four of those fights by KO or TKO.

During his prime, Tyson was basically unstoppable. He could land a devastating blow out of nowhere and drop giant grown men to the canvas in a heartbeat.

But then in 1991, Tyson's career was put on hold as he was sent to prison on rape charges. He wouldn't fight fight again until 1995.

Once Tyson returned to the ring after his stint in prison, he was never the same boxer. He would go on to win nine more times before taking part his last officially recognized fight in 2005.

But beyond Tyson's legendary career in the ring, he's also known for spouting off crazy things on the microphone. At any given time, you never knew if would fly on the handle and go on another tirade. It's with all that in mind that we'll take a look at the 15 craziest moments of Mike Tyson's career. Some are good, some are bad. But that epitomizes what his career was like. Enjoy:

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Tyson Knocks Out A Legend's Son in 30 Seconds


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Marvis Frazier (son of Joe Frazier) didn't last long against Tyson on this night. Iron Mike went to town on him in round one, in what is unquestionably one of his most gruesome knockouts.

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Tyson TKOs the Legendary Larry Holmes in 4 Rounds


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Larry Holmes only lost six times during his legendary career, but Iron Mike was the only boxer to ever score a TKO victory over him.

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Tyson Gets KO'd By Lennox Lewis, Effectively Ending His Career (2002)


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This was Tyson's last big time fight. In the end, it was clear he would never be champion again.

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Iron Mike Gets a Face Tattoo


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Tyson reveals to Rosie O'Donnell (random) why he got his face tattoo.

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Iron Mike Confronts Stone Cold, Refs at Wrestlemania 14


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Vince McMahon convinced Tyson to be part of Wrestlemania in 1998, with the idea that the boxing star would draw in new viewers. The idea worked perfectly, as WM14 is still considered one of the most successful PPVs in WWE history.

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Arguably the Most Brutal Tyson KO Of All Time


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Pinklon Thomas (43-7-1) was on the receiving end of arguably the most vicious Tyson KO ever. But you have to give Thomas credit, he somehow withstood several blows before falling to the canvas.

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Tyson With Then Wife Robin Givens Being Interviewed


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This is just a short clip from a lengthy interview with Barbara Walters. This will give you a look into the dark side of Mike Tyson.

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Tyson Goes To Prison


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This is without question the darkest part of Tyson's life/career. He went to prison for two years after being convicted of rape.

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Holyfield vs. Tyson I Ends With a TKO


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As good as Tyson was, Holyfield just had his number. This was their first fight (1996), which ended in the 11th round via a TKO from The Real Deal.

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Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick To Win His First WHC


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Iron Mike knocked out Berbick in 1987 to win his first WBC Heavyweight Title. At only 20 years of age, Tyson was the youngest to ever win the title.

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Tyson KOs Michael Spinks in the First Round


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Spinks had never lost a professional fight until the night he met the baddest man on the planet in the ring. After getting knocked out in the first round, he never fought again.

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Tyson Loses For the First Time As a Pro


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Tyson was basically untouchable until this infamous night in Tokyo. Buster Douglas knocked out Iron Mike and shocked the world. If you've never watched this fight, do yourself a favor.

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"I'm the Best Ever" Interview


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Remember when Tyson said he was going to eat Lennox Lewis' kids? This is it.

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Tyson Loses His Mind at the Lewis Press Conference


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This clip is edited for the most part, but there are still a few pointed words that get across. This was Tyson at his looniest.

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The Bite Fight (Tyson vs. Holyfield II)


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It doesn't get any crazier than this. Tyson vs. Holyfield II is arguably the most infamous sports moment of all time.