1994-04-22 Michael Moorer w pts 12 Evander Holyfield, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/IBF
1994-04-22 Michael Moorer w pts 12 Evander Holyfield, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA/IBF. Referee: Mills Lane. Scorecards: 115-114, 116-112, 114-114. Sticking to the southpaw jab that the champion was unable to find a way through, Moorer (214) did what he had to in order to win the title, apart from when he was put down in the second round by a couple of heavy right hooks. Up at ‘five’ but forced to take the mandatory ‘eight’ count, after Moorer got himself back in the fight he had Holyfield (214) cut over the left eye in the fifth and in trouble. At the end of the contest Moorer looked a good winner, but had one of the judges marked the second round correctly the result would have been a draw. Afterwards, Holyfield claimed damage to his left shoulder that necessitated a trip to the hospital had hindered him badly.