Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1st meeting)

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

World Boxing Association Heavyweight Title

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  • Named The Ring magazine Fight of the Year and Upset of the Year for 1996.
  • Tyson down in the sixth round
  • 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
  • This bout was to have taken place on two separate occasions, in 1990 and 1991. The 1990 date fell through due to Tyson's upset loss to Buster Douglas. The 1991 scheduled match didn't take place due to Tyson hurting his hip during a work-out.