Mike Tyson vs Jose Ribalta
Mike Tyson knocked Jose Ribalta down three times before stopping him in the tenth and final round. Tyson floored Ribalta with a right hook to the body, massive right uppercut combination in the second and a left hook drove Ribalta halfway through the ropes and down in the eighth. Early in the 10th, Tyson dropped Ribalta with a left hook. After Ribalta rose at the count of four, Tyson unleashed a flurry of clean hooks to the head that prompted Rudy Battle to stop the fight.
Mike Tyson 25-0 (23 KOs) vs. Jose Ribalta 22-3-1 (15 KOs)
"He's just a strong fighter. I don't think he's a smart fighter. He just relies on strength." - Jose Ribalta in the pre-fight buildup
"Tyson remains unbeaten by stopping Ribalta in 10th" (1986, Aug. 18) The Palm Beach Post p. 5C. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AfojAAAAIBAJ&sjid=P9sFAAAAIBAJ&dq=m...
"Tyson Stops Ribalta, Improves to 26-0" (1986, Aug. 18) The Schenectady Gazette p.28 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9A8hAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bnIFAAAAIBAJ&dq=t...