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How to watch vintage Mike Tyson on ESPN

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Mike Tyson's most devastating KO's (1:19)

In honor of Mike Tyson's 50th birthday, we remember some of his most devastating knockouts. (1:19)

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been in the news recently, showing off his boxing skills at the age of 53.

As impressive as Tyson looks throwing punches on video, "Iron Mike" was at his best during the '80s, when he dominated the division and was considered "the baddest man on the planet."

ESPN is showing nine of his greatest fights this Saturday (7 p.m. ET), including his incredible knockout victories against Michael Spinks, Frank Bruno, Mike Jameson and James Tillis.

The broadcast will also include part 1 of Mike Tyson's Greatest Hits, a 30-minute show featuring some of Tyson's top moments in the ring.


How do I watch the fights?

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Here's the full schedule on ESPN:

  • Saturday, 7 p.m. ET: Mike Tyson's Greatest Hits: Volume I (Tyson vs. John Alderson, Tyson vs. Eddie Richardson and Tyson vs. Sammy Scaff

  • Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET: Mike Tyson vs. Mike Jameson

  • Saturday, 8 p.m. ET: Mike Tyson vs. Jesse Ferguson

  • Saturday, 8:30 p.m. ET: Mike Tyson vs. Steve Zouski

  • Saturday, 9 p.m. ET: Mike Tyson vs. James Tillis

  • Saturday, 10 p.m. ET: Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks

  • Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET: Mike Tyson vs. Frank Bruno I

Can't-miss stories on these fights:

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These Mike Tyson highlights prove that he may be unstoppable at age 53

Mike Tyson, at age 53, shows he still has his legendary strength and speed in the ring.

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The spiritual awaking of Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson explains to Dan Le Batard the spiritual awakening he underwent after smoking poisonous venom from a toad.

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Trainer Rafael Cordeiro raves about Mike Tyson's hands at 53

MMA trainer Rafael Cordeiro says he was impressed by Mike Tyson's speed and power after hitting the mitts for the first time in a decade.

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Is Mike Tyson planning a comeback?

Rafael Cordeiro marvels at the idea of Mike Tyson making a return to the heavyweight division even at 53 years old.

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Who will be Mike Tyson's opponent in comeback fight?

Trainer Rafael Cordeiro says Mike Tyson's potential opponent in his comeback fight will have the world in awe when it is announced.

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Tyson Fury's dad wants to fight Mike Tyson

John Fury, Tyson's father, calls out Mike Tyson in a fight for charity.