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With the World Boxing Association (WBA), the World Boxing Council (WBC), and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) competing for which truly produced the world's heavyweight champion, one might say that the world of boxing was amidst turmoil throughout the decade. Below are the winners of the various championships from 1980 through 1989.

1980
WBA Heavyweight Championship: Mike "Hercules" Weaver knocked out John Tate in the 15th round.

1981
WBA Heavyweight Championship: Larry Holmes retains his title in a three-round bout against Leon Spinks.

1982
WBA Heavyweight Championship: Michael Dokes knocked out Mike Deaver in the first round.

1983
WBA Heavyweight Championship: Gerrie Coatzee knocked out Michael Dokes in ten rounds.

1984
WBA Heavyweight Championship: Greg Page knocked out Gerrie Coetzee in the 8th round.
WBC Heavyweight Championship: Tim Witherspoon outpointed Greg Page in a 12 round-bout.
IBF Heavyweight Championship: Larry Holmes knocked out James "Bonecrusher" Smith in the 12th round.

1985
WBA Heavyweight Championship: Tony Tubbs in a 15-round decision over Greg Page.
IBF Heavyweight Championship: Michael Spinks in 15 round decision over Larry Holmes.

1986
WBC Heavyweight Championship: Trevor Berbick in a 12-round decision over Pinklon Thomas.
WBC Heavyweight Championship: Mike Tyson knocks out Trevor Berbick in the 2nd round (November 2nd).
WBA Heavyweight Championship: James "Bonecrusher" Smith knocks out Tim Witherspoon in the 1st round.

1987
WBA and WBC Combined Heavyweight Championship: Mike Tyson defeats James "Bonecrusher" Smith in an unanimous 15-round decision.
Unified Heavyweight Boxing Championship: Mike Tyson wins unanimously in 12 rounds over Tony Tucker.

1988
Heavyweight Boxing Championship: Mike Tyson knocks out Michael Spinks in 1 minute and 13 seconds for the title.

1989
Heavyweight Boxing Championship: Mike Tyson gives Frank Bruno a TKO in the fifth round.


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