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On this day exactly 30 years ago, the man who self-proclaimed himself ‘the baddest man on the planet’ Mike Tyson provided yet another demonstration of himself at the peak of his powers at the expense of Tyrell Biggs. Tyson had just become the youngest heavyweight champion of the world the year prior and in this fight, he became the first heavyweight champion to enter the ring defending all three of the major governing bodies’ titles in the form of the WBC, WBA and IBF World Heavyweight Championships.

Amassing an enormous global following in the mid-1980’s for his primal style of fighting, this fight was another chance for Tyson to solidify his position in the annals of heavyweight greatness. A spot that many at the time felt he was destined to achieve. Tyrell Biggs was a well-schooled practitioner in the sport, he had defeated future heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis en route to capturing the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and the former face of HBO Sports, Larry Merchant even went on to say Biggs was “the only man on this planet capable of beating Tyson.”

Given Biggs outstanding amateur pedigree which culminated with his capturing the Gold, he amassed an outstanding record of 108-6-4 and many had felt if he was able to revert to the amateur style he honed, he would be able to keep Tyson off balance and circle him while working behind his jab, he would come out triumphant. Noted trainer, Angelo Dundee even emphatically suggested: “we are going to have a 15-round fight, and Tyson will get outpointed”.

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