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 and moving on, 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 with Biggs reduced to holding just in order to survive, while Tyson (216) looked to unload at every opportunity. By the seventh Biggs was only offering token resistance and after getting up at ‘nine’ from a left hook that had sent him through the ropes he was battered by a series of mean looking blows before another left hook sent him reeling across the ring. After going down in his own corner the referee did not even bother to count and called the fight off with one second of the session remaining.

During October, at their convention, the WBA announced that in future all world title bouts held under their banner would be contested over 12 rounds, thus bringing them into line with the WBC.