sport news Mike Tyson's top 10 knockouts, from Trevor Berbick to Michael Spinks

What better way to spend some time in coronavirus lockdown than by reminding yourself of the phenomenon that was Mike Tyson?

The youngest ever heavyweight champion - at the age of just 20 years and four months - was a walking highlight reel and delivered 44 knockouts during his extraordinary career. 

Here, Sportsmail has selected a top 10, exhibiting all that was explosive, technical and terrifying about 'Iron Mike'.  

Mike Tyson delivered an eye-watering 44 knockouts over the course of his career

Mike Tyson delivered an eye-watering 44 knockouts over the course of his career

10. Frank Bruno: 1986  - Civic Centre, New York

The British fighter showed his typically doggedness but it became clear as the contest wore on that it was a matter of time before the inevitable happened. 

Tyson was constantly marching Bruno down and eventually in the fifth deployed one of his most dangerous weapons to superb effect. 

He landed a stream of uppercuts and gave the referee no choice but to step in and save the beaten man.   

Frank Bruno was saved by the referee after an onslaught of uppercuts mid-way through

Frank Bruno was saved by the referee after an onslaught of uppercuts mid-way through

9. Carl Williams: 1989 - Convention Hall, New Jersey

One of the many quick nights for Tyson. Those arriving late to the party would have missed the 93-second KO of Williams. 

Williams came out with a level of aggression that was unwise against the concussive power of his competitor. 

Tyson connected with a left hook and should probably have stayed down. He beat the count but was all at sea and finished off quickly.    

Carl Williams slumps backwards onto the ropes as Tyson strolls to his corner casually in 1989

Carl Williams slumps backwards onto the ropes as Tyson strolls to his corner casually in 1989

8. Tony Tubbs: 1988 - Tokyo Dome, Japan

This was a relatively even fight until it wasn't. Tyson was in his prime but Tubbs, a former world champion, had found some success early on. 

But physically Tyson looked sensational and it didn't take long for him to seize the initiative. 

Tubbs wobbled comically after eating a monstrous left hook, holding onto the ropes for dear life before falling backwards, as if in slow motion.   

Tony Tubbs battled bravely but his legs betrayed him when Tyson landed power shots

Tony Tubbs battled bravely but his legs betrayed him when Tyson landed power shots

7. Clifford Etienne: 2003 - The Pyramid, Tennessee

This was the final knockout and final victory of Tyson's career. If he'd have stopped here, it would have been a fitting ending. 

Those inside The Pyramid, Memphis watched as the favourite planted a right hand on Etienne's chin. 

The 'Black Rhino' collapsed like a foldable chair. Perhaps he'd been spooked by the famous face tattoo that Tyson unveiled to the world in the build-up.

The third fight from the end of Tyson's career was this knockout of Clifford Etienne

The third fight from the end of Tyson's career was this knockout of Clifford Etienne

6. Francois Botha: 1999 - MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Something switched in Tyson's head in this one. 

For four rounds he had looked a shadow of his former self having been out of action for 19 months after biting Evander Holyfield's ear. 

Only one of the judges had given him one

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