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Remembering Tyson's coronation as young king

To observe the 20 years that have passed since Mike Tyson turned pro, ESPN.com reviews significant fights in his career. In Part I, he becomes heavyweight champion at 20.

Updated: June 8, 2005, 1:07 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Mike Tyson returns to the ring Saturday (9 ET, Showtime PPV) when he meets Kevin McBride at the MCI Center in Washington. It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since he made his pro debut. He turned professional March 6, 1985, knocking out Hector Mercedes in the first round in Albany, N.Y., and it's been quite a ride since – inside and outside of the ring – as he became one of the most famous athletes on Earth. ESPN.com takes a look back at some of his most significant fights in ...

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