Difference between revisions of "Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1st meeting)"

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* See also, [[Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson (2nd meeting)]]
 
* See also, [[Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson (2nd meeting)]]
 
* First major boxing pay-per-view promotion in the twenty year television career of Showtime's executive producer [[Jay Larkin]]
 
* First major boxing pay-per-view promotion in the twenty year television career of Showtime's executive producer [[Jay Larkin]]
The fight Holyfield vs Tyson should have already taken place in 1990 respectively 1991. The 90 date fell through because the Buster Douglas accident happened and the 91 clash couldn’t take place because Mike hurt his hip during a work-out. Tyson complained that Evander used headbutts which should become an important element in their 2nd clashhame for a former two times heavyweight champion, but when the public saw how confident Evander was the odds went down to 6-1 still in favour of Mike.
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The fight Holyfield vs Tyson was to have taken place on two separate occasions in 1990 and 1991. The 19900 date fell through due to Tyson's upset loss to Buster Douglastake place, due to Tyson hurting his hip during a work-out.
 
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Holyfield had Tyson down in the sixth as well as in the tenth. Tyson fought on bravely but in the 11th round referee Mitch Halperin stopped the contest.
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Tyson congratulated Holyfield to his victory.
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Tyson had underestimated Holyfield, he thought that his would be a short night but when Holyfield did not go down within the first five rounds Tyson ran out of ideas, that simply did not belong to Tyson's fight plan.
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Revision as of 05:53, 22 December 2010

Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield . Fasan.jpg

1996-11-09 : Mike Tyson 222 lbs lost to Evander Holyfield 215 lbs by TKO at 0:37 in round 11 of 12

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