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Mike Tyson Record

Total Fights58
Title Wins6
Title Defenses9
Title-Fight KOs10
KO Wins44
KO Losses5
Mike Tyson Record & Stats
Mike Tyson's Record
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      What is Mike Tyson's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 20 years and three months, Mike Tyson fought 58 times with 50 wins, 6 losses, and 2 no-contests.

      Tyson retired from professional boxing with a record of 50-6, which included six heavyweight world-title wins and nine successful title defense fights. He had a 78.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 44 of his total 58 fights being knockout wins, 10 of which were in title fights. Tyson suffered five knockout losses in his career, three of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 6th round RTD defeat to Kevin McBride on June 11, 2005.

      Tyson is next scheduled to fight Jake Paul on November 15, 2024 at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S.

      Some of Tyson's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Michael Spinks and Larry Holmes), Bruce Seldon, Trevor Berbick, Tony Tucker, Pinklon Thomas, and Frank Bruno.

      59Nov 15, 202458Jake PaulNANA
      58Jun 11, 200538Kevin McBrideLossRTD6
      57Jul 30, 200438Danny WilliamsLossKO4
      56Feb 22, 200336Clifford EtienneWinKO1
      55Jun 8, 200235Lennox LewisLoss *KO8
      54Oct 13, 200135Brian NielsenWinRTD6
      53Oct 20, 200034Andrew GolotaNCRTD3
      52Jun 24, 200033Lou SavareseWinTKO1
      51Jan 29, 200033Julius FrancisWinTKO2
      50Oct 23, 199933Orlin NorrisNCNC
      49Jan 16, 199932Francois BothaWinKO5
      48Jun 28, 199730Evander HolyfieldLoss *DQ
      47Nov 9, 199630Evander HolyfieldLoss *TKO11
      46Sep 7, 199630Bruce SeldonWin *TKO1
      45Mar 16, 199629Frank BrunoWin *TKO3
      44Dec 16, 199529Buster Mathis Jr.WinKO3
      43Aug 19, 199529Peter McNeeleyWinDQ
      42Jun 28, 199124Donovan RuddockWinUD
      41Mar 18, 199124Donovan RuddockWinTKO7
      40Dec 8, 199024Alex StewartWinTKO1
      39Jun 16, 199023Henry TillmanWinKO1
      38Feb 11, 199023Buster DouglasLoss *KO10
      37Jul 21, 198923Carl WilliamsWin *TKO1
      36Feb 25, 198922Frank BrunoWin *TKO5
      35Jun 27, 198821Michael SpinksWin *KO1
      34Mar 21, 198821Tony TubbsWin *TKO2
      33Jan 22, 198821Larry HolmesWin *TKO4
      32Oct 16, 198721Tyrell BiggsWin *TKO7
      31Aug 1, 198721Tony TuckerWin *UD
      30May 30, 198720Pinklon ThomasWin *TKO6
      29Mar 7, 198720James SmithWin *UD
      28Nov 22, 198620Trevor BerbickWin *TKO2
      27Sep 6, 198620Alfonso RatliffWinTKO2
      26Aug 17, 198620José RibaltaWinTKO10
      25Jul 26, 198620Marvis FrazierWinKO1
      24Jul 11, 198620Lorenzo BoydWinKO2
      23Jun 28, 198619William HoseaWinKO1
      22Jun 13, 198619Reggie GrossWinTKO1
      21May 20, 198619Mitch GreenWinUD
      20May 3, 198619James TillisWinUD
      19Mar 10, 198619Steve ZouskiWinKO3
      18Feb 16, 198619Jesse FergusonWinTKO6
      17Jan 24, 198619Mike JamesonWinTKO5
      16Jan 11, 198619David JacoWinTKO1
      15Dec 27, 198519Mark YoungWinTKO1
      14Dec 6, 198519Sammy ScaffWinTKO1
      13Nov 22, 198519Conroy NelsonWinTKO2
      12Nov 13, 198519Eddie RichardsonWinKO1
      11Nov 1, 198519Sterling BenjaminWinTKO1
      10Oct 25, 198519Robert ColayWinKO1
      9Oct 9, 198519Donnie LongWinTKO1
      8Sep 5, 198519Michael JohnsonWinKO1
      7Aug 15, 198519Lorenzo CanadyWinKO1
      6Jul 19, 198519Larry SimsWinKO3
      5Jul 11, 198519John AldersonWinTKO2
      4Jun 20, 198518Ricardo SpainWinTKO1
      3May 23, 198518Don HalpinWinKO4
      2Apr 10, 198518Trent SingletonWinTKO1
      1Mar 6, 198518Hector MercedesWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Mike Tyson (Iron Mike) is a 57-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. on June 30, 1966. He is a former heavyweight world champion. Tyson was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2011. His professional boxing career spanned more than 39 years — from 1985 to 2024.

      Tyson made his professional boxing debut against Hector Mercedes at the age of 18 on March 6, 1985, defeating Mercedes via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 36 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 32 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 20 on November 22, 1986 after 27 professional fights, against Trevor Berbick for the heavyweight WBC title. He defeated Berbick via 2nd round TKO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Mike Tyson was a undisputed heavyweight world champion, and has won six world titles at heavyweight. For all the details about Tyson's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Tyson had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Irish boxer Kevin McBride on June 11, 2005. Tyson lost the fight via 6th round RTD. It's been 19 years and 8 days since this fight.


      Tyson had a total of 16 world-title fights, which includes winning six world titles and nine successful title defenses. He won 12 of these fights and lost four.

      Title Wins

      Mike Tyson fought for heavyweight world titles in eight fights and won six of these fights, four of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won six heavyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 7, 1996Bruce SeldonHeavyweightWBATKO
      Mar 16, 1996Frank BrunoHeavyweightWBCTKO
      Jun 27, 1988Michael SpinksHeavyweightThe RingKO
      Aug 1, 1987+Tony TuckerHeavyweightIBFUD
      Mar 7, 1987^James SmithHeavyweightWBAUD
      Nov 22, 1986Trevor BerbickHeavyweightWBCTKO
      + Became undisputed world champion
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Defenses

      Mike Tyson had 11 heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won nine of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jul 21, 1989Carl WilliamsHeavyweightWBA, WBC, IBF, The RingTKO
      Feb 25, 1989Frank BrunoHeavyweightWBA, WBC, IBF, The RingTKO
      Jun 27, 1988Michael SpinksHeavyweightWBA, WBC, IBFKO
      Mar 21, 1988Tony TubbsHeavyweightWBA, WBC, IBFTKO
      Jan 22, 1988Larry HolmesHeavyweightWBA, WBC, IBFTKO
      Oct 16, 1987Tyrell BiggsHeavyweightWBA, WBC, IBFTKO
      Aug 1, 1987+Tony TuckerHeavyweightWBA, WBCUD
      May 30, 1987Pinklon ThomasHeavyweightWBA, WBCTKO
      Mar 7, 1987^James SmithHeavyweightWBCUD
      + Became undisputed world champion
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Mike Tyson lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of four titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Nov 9, 1996Evander HolyfieldHeavyweightWBATKO
      Feb 11, 1990Buster DouglasHeavyweightWBA, WBC, IBFKO


      Tyson fought a total of 58 times during his professional career, which includes 16 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • November 22, 1986: Tyson wins his first world title by defeating Trevor Berbick via 2nd round TKO. He is now the WBC heavyweight world champion.

      • March 7, 1987: Tyson becomes a unified heavyweight world champion by beating James Smith via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBC and WBA heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • May 30, 1987: Tyson successfully defends the WBA and WBC heavyweight titles against Pinklon Thomas, winning the fight via 6th round TKO.

      • August 1, 1987: Tyson becomes the undisputed heavyweight world champion by defeating Tony Tucker via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • January 22, 1988: Tyson successfully defends the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles against Larry Holmes, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.

      • March 21, 1988: Tyson successfully defends the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles against Tony Tubbs, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • June 27, 1988: Tyson wins The Ring heavyweight title from Michael Spinks, by beating Spinks via 1st round KO.

      • July 21, 1989: Tyson successfully defends the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Carl Williams, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.

      • March 16, 1996: Tyson wins the WBC heavyweight title from Frank Bruno, by beating Bruno via 3rd round TKO.

      • September 7, 1996: Tyson wins the WBA heavyweight title from Bruce Seldon, by beating Seldon via 1st round TKO.


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