Mike Tyson Knocks Michael Spinks Out In 91 Seconds – June 27, 1988 (This Day In Boxing History)
It took less than two minutes for Mike Tyson to take out Michael Spinks.
Tyson knocked out Spinks in the first round just 1:31 minutes in. The quick win helped him retain his WBC, WBA, IBF and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.
It was billed as “Once And For All” between two undefeated fighters.
Spinks was the first reigning light heavyweight champion to win a heavyweight championship when he defeated Larry Holmes for the IBF title in 1985.
At the sound of the bell, Tyson was ready. He threw a left hook that caught Spinks on the head.
“I noticed the fear come into his eyes then,” Tyson said after.
Not too long after, Spinks tried to get some distance, but Tyson didn’t let him. He was caught with a left uppercut this time and hit the floor, but was up at the count of four.
But Tyson swung once more with a sweeping right hand that flushed Spinks’ jaw. He fell straight back with his arms out. He tried to force himself back up, but fell in the motion.
The referee counted to 10 and Spinks was still down.