Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield (1st meeting)
Revision as of 00:46, 15 September 2012 by Roman62
1996-11-09 : Mike Tyson 222 lbs lost to Evander Holyfield 215 lbs by TKO at 0:37 in round 11 of 12
- Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Mitch Halpern
- Judge: Dalby Shirley 92-96
- Judge: Frederico Vollmer 93-100
- Judge: Jerry Roth 92-96
- World Boxing Association Heavyweight Title (1st defense of Tyson)
- Named the 1996 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year and Ring Magazine Upset of the Year.
- Tyson down in the sixth round.
- 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.
- Holyfield went 2-2 in the last four fights