On this day: Mike Tyson regains WBC heavyweight title, smashes Frank Bruno in three rounds. When super-popular British giant Frank Bruno claimed a heavyweight title at the fourth time of asking by outpointing durable American puncher Oliver McCall, on Sept. 2, 1995, the U.K. went into full-on party mode.
The fight would finally end with less than 10 seconds to go in the round as Tyson was able to get Bruno up against the ropes and hit him with two right uppercuts and a left hook. Before Bruno could go down, Steele stepped in and stopped the fight, awarding Tyson the victory by technical knockout.
Frank Bruno and Mike Tyson's paths crossed twice during their career, with their rematch happening exactly 26 years ago. The first time came in 1989 when the British heavyweight challenged for 'Iron Mike's' belts, but was stopped in five rounds.
2. Evander Holyfield - The only boxer to beat Mike Tyson twice.
Twenty years ago next Thursday, James “Buster” Douglas defeated “Iron” Mike Tyson by a 10th round TKO to become the undisputed heavyweight champion in one of the biggest upsets in the history of sports.
Mike Tyson vs James Douglas- (WBC, WBA, IBF title fight)
Following an unbeaten run of 36 fights, Tyson surrendered his WBC, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles after a shocking loss to James Douglas in 1990.
Bruno is 60 years old. Bruno's last fight was a heavyweight bout against Mike Tyson on Mar 16, 1996. He lost the fight via 3rd round TKO, and lost the heavyweight WBC title.
WBC heavyweight champion and retirement
Tyson beat Bruno on a stoppage in round three, Bruno performed unusually poorly in what turned out to be his last bout as a professional due to a severe eye injury caused by Tyson.
Mike Tyson reveals Frank Bruno hit him so hard with left hook during first-round of fight he 'saw a white light' MIKE TYSON has relived the moment Frank Bruno hit him with a bomb so hard it made him see a white light.
1. Muhammad Ali. The Greatest was not only one of the best heavyweights of all time, he was also one of the most colorful. He won the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics and went on to become the first boxer to win the heavyweight title three times.
Tyson later told Ring Magazine Ribalta was the strongest opponent he ever faced and also had the best chin, saying, “I hit Jose Ribalta with everything, and he took everything and kept coming back for more.” But this wasn't the last time the two would cross paths.
He retired for health reasons after just one more bout, meaning he finished with a 40-5 (38 KOs) record. Here, Bleacher Report recalls Bruno's five defeats, all of them tough to watch.
Tyson is estimated to have accrued millions of dollars throughout his boxing career but would go on to lose everything. Forbes claim his total career earnings could even have been as high as $685million (£475m). However, as of 2020, it has been reported that Tyson's net worth is around the $3m (£2.2m) mark.
Bruno had previously tried, and failed, to win a world heavyweight title, being knocked out by Tim Witherspoon in 1986 and stopped by Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis in 1989 amd 1993, respectively.
Oliver McCall (born April 21, 1965) is a former American professional boxer. A veteran of the sport for over three decades, he is best known for winning the WBC heavyweight title in 1994 by scoring an upset knockout victory over Lennox Lewis.
In 1994, heavyweight boxer Oliver McCall stunned Lennox Lewis in the second round to capture the WBC heavyweight title. Nearly three years later, the two fought again and McCall stunned everyone.
On This Day in 2004: British boxer Danny Williams knocked out Mike Tyson. British fighter Danny Williams caused one of the biggest upsets in boxing history when he knocked out Mike Tyson in Louisville.
As of 2022, Floyd Mayweather's net worth is estimated to be roughly $560 million, making him the richest boxer in the world.
On more than one occasion, UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has displayed his formidable punching power. In 2019, the Cameroonian paid a visit to UFC Performance Institute where he created the world record for the hardest punch ever measured at 129,161 units.
There is a reason Muhammad Ali is known as “the greatest”. He is a legend that transcends the sport of boxing, and he is a well-known pop culture icon. Ali is considered by many to be the fastest boxer of all time.
Most knockouts (Billy Bird)
Having the most knockouts in boxing history is definitely something to brag about. Billy Bird holds the record for the most knockouts with a whopping 138 wins by KO. He fought 356 times in his career, something unheard of nowadays.
Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali is considered one of the world's greatest boxers. His professional record of 56 wins and five losses is unprecedented.
Nicknamed "Iron Mike" and "Kid Dynamite" in his early career, and later known as "The Baddest Man on the Planet", Tyson is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990.
1 – Terence Crawford
The former undisputed 140-pound champion has beefed up his 147-pound résumé of late, most recently with a knockout win over Shawn Porter last fall.