Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Mike Tyson
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Mike Tyson

Heavyweight champion

Few athletes have captured the imagination quite like Tyson, the Brooklyn native who became history's youngest heavyweight champion at 20. After winning his first 19 pro fights by knockout (including 12 in the first round), Tyson unified the fractured heavyweight championship with an electrifying combination of strength, hand speed, accuracy and coordination. His nine heavyweight title defenses ranks sixth behind Joe Louis, Larry Holmes, Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. He retired in 2005 with a 50-6-2 record and 44 knockouts.

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