“Iron” Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history 34 years ago today after knocking out World Boxing Council champion Trevor Berbick in the second round. Just one year later, Tyson won the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation heavyweight titles, making him the first and only heavyweight boxer in history to simultaneously hold the WBC,WBA and IBF titles. Tyson’s reign as the unified champion is the third-longest in the history of boxing — he successfully defended his belts on eight separate occasions. After retiring in 2006, Tyson was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
“I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.” —