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Conroy Nelson Mike Tyson

Tyson v Nelson: KO 2

22 Nov, 1985

Just 9 days after his 12th victory, Tyson returns to Latham, NY, and takes out Nelson with a devastating left hook in the second round.  Tyson’s manager, Jim Jacobs, answers the growing calls for Mike to meet the top fighters in the world:

If everything goes the way it’s been going, I’d put Mike in the ring in about June or July (1986) against somebody in the top ten, but you must remember, once you break into the top ten, you can’t go backwards. You can’t beat somebody in the top ten and go back and fight eight-round fights.