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Boxing Legend Mike Tyson’s Earnings From Major Fights And Other Appearances Revealed

Boxing Legend Mike Tyson’s Earnings From Major Fights And Other Appearances Revealed

Mike Tyson earned his biggest boxing payday in his blockbuster clash with fellow legend Lennox Lewis in 2002.

The 53-year-old legend sent shockwaves throughout the boxing world as he stormed onto the scene during the 1980s.

And Tyson built an incredible fighting legacy by becoming the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title and also capturing the undisputed crown.

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The NetworthBuzz has now compiled career earnings from 'Iron' Mike's 'major fights and other notable appearances outside of the squared circle.'

Tyson's mega-showdown with Lewis at The Pyramid in, Memphis, Tennessee, ended with the Brit stopping the American legend in the eighth round.

But the former boxing superstar still managed to walk away with a whopping $35m in earnings from the lucrative fight.

The 'Baddest Man on the Planet' also made a hefty payday of $20m in his sensational first-round victory over Michael Spinks in 1988.

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Tyson famously crossed over into the WWE during the 1990s and was involved in a storyline featuring wrestling legends Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels.

'Iron' Mike, who claimed WWE helped him during a "crucial time" in his life, earned $3m for his role as an 'outside enforcer' at WrestleMania XIV in 1998.

Posted below are Tyson's earnings from his biggest fights and WWE, along with overall earnings from different years.

Credit: WWE
Credit: WWE
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Mike Tyson vs Tony Tucker (1987): $25m

Mike Tyson vs James Smith (1987): $25m

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Mike Tyson vs Michael Spinks (1988): $20m

1988 total fight earnings: $35m

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1990 total fight earnings: $28.6m

Mike Tyson vs Donovan Ruddock (1991): $25m

Mike Tyson vs Donovan Ruddock II (1991): $30m

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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Mike Tyson vs Peter McNeeley (1995): $30m

Mike Tyson vs Bruce Seldon (1996): $35m

Mike Tyson vs Frank Bruno II (1996): $30m

Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield (1996): $30m

Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield (1997): $30m

WWE WrestleMania XIV performance fee (1998): $3m

Mike Tyson vs Orlin Norris (1999): $8.7m

Mike Tyson vs Lennox Lewis: $35m

Featured Image Credit: PA/WWE

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Boxing, Iron Mike

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