Evander Holyfield vs. George Foreman

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Total Punches Holyfield Foreman
Landed 355 188
Thrown 584 444
Pct. 61% 42%

1991-04-19 : Evander Holyfield 208 lbs beat George Foreman 257 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


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  • Foreman was deducted a point in round 11.
  • The fight marked the launching of TVKO.
  • 1.45 million households paid an average of $37.50 to watch the fight on TVKO, for total pay TV sales of about $55 million.
  • Adding to the pay-per-view pot is money from closed-circuit showings ($6 million), foreign sales ($2 million), sale of rebroadcast rights to HBO ($4 million) and the live gate ($8 million).
  • Despite the high level of interest, Holyfield vs. Foreman fell about 2,000 seats short of selling out the 19,000-seat Atlantic City Convention Hall. Kathy Duva, publicist for Holyfield and Main Events, cited two factors: extraordinarily high ticket prices, even by boxing standards, and a shortage of hotels.
  • "A large share of the tickets were expensive ($800 or $1,000) because Donald Trump originally priced them that way to support his rights fee," Duva said. Trump's deal was later altered, lowering the site fee, but the ticket prices did not change.
  • Holyfield figures to make $22 million to $23 million for his 12 rounds, Duva said. Foreman is expected to take home about $13 million. [1]
  • Press photo