Mike Tyson, This Day in Boxing

Mike Tyson KO 1 Mark Young This Day December 27, 1985



Mike Tyson KOs Mark Young This Day December 27, 1985



  • Mike Tyson 219 lbs
  • Mark Young 206¾ lbs
  • TKO at 0:50 in round 1 of 10
  • Location: Latham Coliseum, Latham, New York, USA
  • Referee: Sid Rubenstein



Mike Tyson 14-0 (14 KOs) vs. Mark Young (Young’s record was announced as 12-4-1 (8 KOs).

It was Tyson’s 15th fight in ten months and his last of 1985.

Young came out aggressively and looked to exchange power punches with Tyson. A quick right uppercut clipped Young on the chin and sent him back into the ropes and down face first. The referee stopped his count and waved an end to the fight as Young did not move. He was rolled over by the referee and ringside physician and remained down in the ring for a couple minutes following the knockout.


“I expected him to come out fight, but I was ready. I expect them (opponents) to be hungry, but I’m hungrier.” – Mike Tyson

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