This day in sports history March 6

March 6, 1985 - Mike Tyson makes his professional boxing debut by knocking out Hector Mercedes in the first round.

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It’s Thursday so that means one thing, “throwback Thursday” is here. March 6 may not be a big deal today, but a lot happened on this day throughout sports history. One of boxing’s greatest fighters made his professional debut, NBA’s funniest superstar was born, and the biggest baseball contract was signed. Take a look at the historical events that took place on this day!

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