You Think Your Job Sucks? Imagine Being Mike Tyson’s Sparring Partner

By Salvador Sanchez
You Think Your Job Sucks? Imagine Being Mike Tyson’s Sparring Partner

These sparring dummies had to really work for their money, and the chances are Mike Tyson scarred them for life. Brutal videos…

Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson was a wrecking ball in his prime, taking out his opponents with vicious hooks and uppercuts in countless highlight reel finishes. ‘Iron Mike’ was undoubtedly the scariest boxer of the 1990’s.

Coming up through a rough childhood in New York, shaped by Cus D’Amato, ‘Kid Dynamite’ would burst on to the scene in the 1980’s as the youngest ever heavyweight champion. He did that by breaking Trevor Berbick.

His training with D’Amato meant a lot to Tyson, and after his mentor’s death the troubled boxer went off the rails. Stints in prison hindered his fighting career, but he is still regarded as one of the nest heavyweight champs of all time.

How did he get so good? Excellent regiment and high calibre input from trainers like Teddy Atlas, as well as plenty of sparring practice. Few people realise how many sparring buddies get smashed up for a boxy to maintain his timing and conditioning.

To spar with Mike Tyson, you’d surely have to have huge balls, or perhaps be a little crazy, or both.

Skip to page 2 to see the videos of the men insane enough to spar with Mike Tyson, boy, they really paid for it…

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