WATCH: 53-year-old Mike Tyson shows he’s ‘still baddest man on planet’
MANILA, Philippines — Mike Tyson scored 19 consecutive stoppages to open his professional boxing career with 12 of those happening in just the first round.
Tyson hung up his gloves in 2005, but it doesn’t appear like he’s lost much of that unparalleled punching power years since his retirement.
In a video he posted on his social media accounts Saturday, the 53-year-old Tyson displayed flashes of his old deadly form as he punished the mitts.
“stillthebaddestmanontheplanet,” he wrote.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 1, 2020
In his prime, Tyson was untouchable on his way to becoming the youngest heavyweight champion at 20 years old when he demolished Trevor Berbick in the second round in 1986.
Tyson was also a former undisputed champion before losing his belts in one of the greatest upsets in sports when he lost to Buster Douglas in 1990.
He regained world champion status in 1996 after being released from prison before losing it to another great in Evander Holyfield.
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