On This Day - Nov 22 1986: Mike Tyson becomes youngest world heavyweight boxing champion

 Who did Mike Tyson, pictured above right in action against Lennox Lewis, defeat to win the WBC heavyweight title in 1986?


1917: The National Hockey League (NHL) was formed in Montreal.

1922: St Albans' Billy Minter scored seven goals in an FA Cup tie against Dulwich, but ended up on the losing side as the match finished 8-7.

1986: Mike Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion when he beat Trevor Berbick at the age of 20 years and six months.

2003: Jonny Wilkinson's extra-time drop-goal gave England a dramatic 20-17 win over Australia in the rugby union World Cup final.

2007: Steve McClaren was sacked as England manager after the team failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

2008: New Zealand won the rugby league World Cup final 34-20 against Australia in Brisbane.

2010: The Scottish Football Association drew up contingency plans to deal with a proposed strike by referees, including "sourcing match officials in other countries". The strike went ahead, with officials brought in from Israel, Malta and Luxembourg.

2011: Cricket Australia announced South African Mickey Arthur as the new Australia coach.

2013: England failed to cope with the pace of Mitchell Johnson as they lost six wickets for nine runs in a hapless collapse which turned the first Ashes Test on its head at the Gabba.

2015: Rory McIlroy took victory in the DP World Tour Championship to claim a third Race to Dubai title in the last four years. The Northern Irishman had a bogey on the 17th but held on to his one-stroke lead on the 18th to edge out England's Andy Sullivan.


Billie-Jean King (tennis) - winner of 12 grand slam singles titles, born 1943.

Frank McAvennie (soccer) - former Scotland, Celtic and West Ham striker, born 1959.

Tony Mowbray (soccer) - ex-Middlesbrough and West Brom manager, born 1963.

Boris Becker (tennis) - youngest Wimbledon champion at the age of 17, born 1967.

Marvan Atapattu (cricket) - former Sri Lanka captain, born 1970.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni (soccer) - Nigerian striker previously with Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Blackburn, born 1982.

Asamoah Gyan (soccer) - Ghana and Al-Ahli striker, formerly with Sunderland, born 1985.

James Roby (rugby league) - St Helens hooker, born 1985.

Marouane Fellaini (soccer) - Manchester United and Belgium midfielder, born 1987.

Chris Smalling (soccer) - Manchester United and England defender, born 1989.


1 Who was the last player other than Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to win the ATP World Tour Finals?

2 Henrik Stenson won the European Tour's Race to Dubai over the weekend. Which seven-time Major winner is the trophy he collected named after?

3 Which NFL team are on a franchise record nine-game winning run?

4 Which footballer tops the Sky Bet Championship scoring charts?

5 What was the score in the Republic of Ireland’s first fixture against England?
1-0 England
2-0 Ireland
5-1 England
1-1 Draw
(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Tuesday, November 22)

SOCCER: Champions League, CSKA Moscow v Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 2 1645, eir Sport 1 1655, Monaco v Tottenham - BT Sport 2 1900, Leicester v Club Brugge - eir Sport 1 1900, Sporting Lisbon v Real Madrid - BT Sport/ESPN 1930; MLS, Montreal Impact v Toronto FC - Sky Sports 1 0105 (Wed), Seattle Sounders v Colorado Rapids - Sky Sports 1 0320 (Wed).

BASKETBALL: NBA, New York Knicks v Portland Trail Blazers - BT Sport 1 0030 (Tues).

CURLING: European Championships - Eurosport 1 0930, Eurosport 2 1930.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 23)

SOCCER: Champions League, FC Rostov v Bayern Munich - BT Sport 2 1645 and eir Sport 1 1655, Celtic v Barcelona - BT Sport/ESPN 1900, Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City - BT Sport 2 1900, Arsenal v Paris St Germain - eir Sport 1 1900.

GOLF: World Cup of Golf - Sky Sports 4 0100 (Thurs).

BASKETBALL: NBA, New Orleans Pelicans v Minnesota Timberwolves - BT Sport 1 0230 (Thurs).

CRICKET: Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Cape Cobras v Sunfoil Dolphins - Sky Sports 2 1600.

CURLING: European Championships - Eurosport 1 0830, Eurosport 2 1230.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ answers: 1 Nikolay Davydenko (2009); 2 Harry Vardon; 3 The Dallas Cowboys; 4 Dwight Gayle (13); 5 1-0 England; Preston North End’s Tom Finney scored for England at Dalymount Park, Dublin in front of a crowd of 32,000.


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