VIDEO | Mike Tyson absolutely destroys sparring partner

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During his historic career, former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson earned the reputation as one of the most feared boxers in the world.

In addition to being a dominant force inside the ring on fight night, Tyson was also known for running through opponents in sparring thanks to his destructive power. In the video above, you can see Tyson sparring in the gym, and putting an absolute beating on his sparring partner.

The footage is from 1988, in which Tyson picked up three dominant, and impressive, wins. The first was his iconic title defense against Larry Holms, in which Tyson picked up a 4th round KO. The second was a TKO win over Tony Tubbs, and the final was a 1st round KO win over Michael Spinks, both of which saw Tyson retain his titles.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/26/2017.