Mike Tyson had 58 fights in his professional boxing career. He went 50-6 with a pair of no contests. The former heavyweight champion of the world won his first 37 fights before James”Buster” Douglas dropped him with a 19th-round knockout, shocking the world in 1990.
Most of Tyson’s losses came late in his career. He lost three of his final four fights before calling it quits after a 2005 loss to Kevin McBride. During his Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast this week, Tyson reflected on his career, watching a few of his fights on the screen. He got candid when asked about the toughest opponent he ever faced.
During a 2020 episode of Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, rapper Eminem told Tyson that nobody knocked out people the way he did. “Nobody knocked people out in the way that you did,” Eminem said. “People got knocked out by other fighters but it was like when they got knocked out by you, they got knocked the f*** out.”
One the latest episode of his podcast, Tyson reminisced about his boxing days. He watched some of his old clips and talked about some of the greatest fights in his career. When his guest, boxer Stephen Fulton Jr., asked Tyson what was one of his toughest fights, Tyson quickly answered.
Tyson, Fulton Jr., and co-host Sebastian Joseph-Day watched a round of Tyson fighting Andrew Golota in 2000. Tyson made quick work of Golota and all three oohed and aahed on how badly Tyson beat him down.