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The 1990s are consider by many to be the last great era of heavyweight boxing. Fighters like Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, and Riddick Bowe dominated the sport. But there was one boxer who stood out from the rest. Mike Tyson was a goliath in the boxing world in the 80s and into the early 90s until his career and personal life fell apart.
On this episode of History of the 90s we will take you through Tyson’s downward spiral in the 90s which started with a shocking defeat to Buster Douglas and ended with the now iconic “bite fight” against Evander Holyfield. In between it all Tyson was convicted of raping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant and sent to jail for nearly three years.
Mark Hebscher, veteran sports broadcaster and host of Hebsy on Sports podcast
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