Mike Tyson – The American became undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in his iconic boxing career, before winning another title after suffering his first professional defeat at the hands of James ‘Buster’ Douglas.
Tyson remains the youngest heavyweight chief in history, capturing the WBC strap at just 20 years old when he knocked out Trevor Berbick in 1986.
But that extraordinary feat comes as no surprise when watching footage of him fighting as a 16-year-old amateur.
In a video that has recently re-emerged online, Tyson absolutely dismantles Winston Bent in the Empire State Games finals – an annual Olympic-style competition for amateurs in New York.
‘Iron’ Mike claims a conclusive victory in the third round of his clash with Bent, whose mouthpiece is knocked out before he is sent tumbling to the canvas.
Looking back, it was a chilling performance from an under 18-year-old who went on to obtain one of the most terrifying personas in boxing history.
And fans have been left in awe of Tyson’s devastating power at such a young age in the video.
“Iron Mike Tyson was a young pitbull off his leash!” wrote one user.
Another said: “My god… the speed, power and movement are terrifying!! Simply the greatest human ever to throw hands.”
“That moment you realise that a 16 year old mike tyson could beat the c**p out of the now 24 year old me. Man this guy was a beast,” this fan said.
“Jesus Christ, these heavy hands at 16 are amazing,” posted another.
While this user simply claimed: “Tyson was born an adult.”
As well as cementing a legacy as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, Tyson also caused plenty of controversy in his 20-year professional career.
He was suspended from the sport for infamously biting Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997, while being convicted of rape by the time he was 28.
And the former champion admits being thrust into the spotlight as a youngster was “intense”.