1989-02-25 Mike Tyson w rsc 5 Frank Bruno, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WORLD
1989-02-25 Mike Tyson w rsc 5 Frank Bruno, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WORLD. Referee: Richard Steele. Out of the ring for 16 months, waiting for his title crack at the champion, Bruno kept himself in condition while Tyson was suffering from managerial and domestic problems that almost threatened to sink him. When the fight finally went ahead Bruno (228) was on the floor almost immediately after taking a right to the temple. On his feet at ‘three’ despite being hit while on one knee, Bruno eventually got back in action, having Tyson (218) badly hurt from a cracking left hook to the jaw before the session ended. Unfortunately for Bruno he was unable to take full advantage of the situation, letting his opponent off the hook and ultimately paying the price. By the third Tyson was in full swing after an erratic start, and at the start of the fourth he had hurt Bruno with a huge right to the head. Tyson was also weakening Bruno with body blows that were sapping all the strength out of him. With just five seconds of the fifth remaining it was all over, the referee stopping the contest with Bruno not hitting back and floundering on the ropes under a barrage of punches to head and body.