Difference between revisions of "Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson"

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*'''Aired On:''' [[HBO Pay-Per-View]] and [[Showtime|Showtime Pay-Per-View]], [[Sky Box Office]] (in the United Kingdom)<br>
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==

Revision as of 09:18, 10 April 2012

CompuBox Punchstats
Total Punches Lewis Tyson
Landed 193 49
Thrown 328 211
Pct. 59% 23%
Jabs Lewis Tyson
Landed 109 20
Thrown 205 134
Pct. 53% 15%
Power Punches Lewis Tyson
Landed 84 29
Thrown 123 77
Pct. 68% 38%

2002-06-08 : Lennox Lewis 249¼ lbs beat Mike Tyson 234 lbs by KO at 2:25 in round 8 of 12


Notes

Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson (poster).jpg
  • Lewis defends his newly awarded Ring Magazine Heavyweight Championship.
  • The fight was originally scheduled for April 6, 2002 in Las Vegas. However, Las Vegas rejected the fight and several other states refused Tyson a license before Memphis finally bid $12 million in order to host the fight.
  • The ticket sales were slow because they were priced as high as $2,400, but a crowd of 15,327 turned up to see the biggest sporting event ever in the city of Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Lewis was a 2-1 betting favorite.
  • Third major pay-per-view fight promotion of Showtime boxing executive producer Jay Larkin, following Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield I and Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II.
  • It was the highest-grossing event in pay-per-view history, generating $106.9 million from 1.95 million buys in the USA, until it was surpassed by Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2007. It remains, however, the highest-grossing heavyweight pay-per-view event in boxing history.
  • Lewis vacated the IBF title after this fight.
  • Tyson later admitted to biting Lewis' leg and had to pay him $335,000.
  • The brawl at the press conference for this fight was named the 2002 Ring Magazine Event of the Year.
  • The fight was named the 2002 Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year.


Preceded by:
Lewis vs. Rahman II
WBC Heavyweight Title Fight
# 87
Succeeded by:
Lewis vs. V. Klitschko
Preceded by:
Lewis vs. Rahman II
IBO Heavyweight Title Fight
# 19
Succeeded by:
Lewis vs. V. Klitschko
Preceded by:
Lewis vs. Rahman II
IBF Heavyweight Title Fight
# 39
Succeeded by:
Byrd vs. Holyfield