Mike Tyson vs. Hector Mercedes
Mike Tyson 214 lbs beat Hector Mercedes 200 lbs by TKO at 1:47 in round 1 of 4
- Date: 1985-03-06
- Location: Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, New York, USA
- Referee: Luis Rivera
- Mike Tyson (debut) vs. Hector Mercedes 0-3
- Fight was on the undercard of Kevin Rooney vs. Garland Wright.
- It was the second knockout loss of Mercedes' professional career.
Mercedes landed a decent left hand in the first few seconds of the bout but was overwhelmed by Tyson's aggression. Tyson charged forward throwing power combinations both upstairs and to the body. A flurry with Mercedes against the ropes sent him retreating back into the corner. Tyson came in and threw seven unanswered punches highlighted by a left hook to the body that sent Mercedes down to a knee. Mercedes remained on one knee and motioned to the referee that he was done.