1987-10-16 Mike Tyson w rsc 7 (15) Tyrell Biggs, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WORLD

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1987-10-16 Mike Tyson w rsc 7 (15) Tyrell Biggs, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WORLD. Referee: Tony Orlando. Although Biggs (228¾) towered above the champion and began the fight well when firing in jabs, by the end of the first round he had been hurt by solid blows to head and body. Before too long it had become one-sided, Biggs reduced to holding just in order to survive as Tyson (216) looked to unload at every opportunity. By the seventh Biggs was only offering token resistance, and after getting up at ‘nine’, having been sent through the ropes from a left hook, he was battered by a series of mean looking blows before another left hook sent him reeling across the ring. When Biggs dropped down in his own corner the referee did not even bother to count, calling the fight off with one second of the session remaining. Despite being contested over the IBF's recognised distance of 15 rounds, it carried WBC/WBA support.