Mike Tyson knocks out Trevor Berbick on his way to becoming the youngest heavyweight champion in history in November 1986. Photo: Carlos Schiebeck/AFP

Mike Tyson was knocking out grown men at just 12 years old, says former trainer Teddy Atlas

  • Hall of Fame coach remembers the day when young Tyson walked into Cus D’Amato’s gym in Catskill, New York
  • Tyson was already 86 kgs and had a 20-inch thick neck to go with his explosive power and natural ability
Topic |   Heavyweight boxing

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Mike Tyson knocks out Trevor Berbick on his way to becoming the youngest heavyweight champion in history in November 1986. Photo: Carlos Schiebeck/AFP
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Unus Alladin

Unus Alladin

Unus Alladin is an award-winning sports journalist. He has covered the Hong Kong and international sports scene for more than 35 years, ranging from Formula One to the Olympic Games.