1987-05-30 Mike Tyson w rsc 6 (12) Pinklon Thomas, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/WBC

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1987-05-30 Mike Tyson w rsc 6 (12) Pinklon Thomas, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/WBC. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Making up for his poor performance against James Bonecrusher Smith last time out the champion quickly dispelled the doubts when he tore into Thomas (217¾) from the opening bell, hitting his man with everything bar the kitchen sink. Amazingly, Thomas remained upright, even coming back during the next four rounds to make a fight of it despite being hurt again on several occasions. Just when the crowd thought Thomas might get back into it Tyson (218¾) struck when a tremendous right uppercut almost lifted the challenger off his feet. Throwing punch after punch at the hapless Thomas, eventually Tyson found another big left hook that floored him. It was clear that Thomas was through for the night, and even though he was in the process of getting up the referee stopped the contest on the two-minute mark.