Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield (2nd meeting)

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Total Punches Bowe Holyfield Landed 353 253 Thrown 786 514 Percent 45% 49% Power Punches Bowe Holyfield Landed 182 173 Thrown 439 324 Percent 42% 53%

1993-11-06 : Riddick Bowe 246 lbs lost to Evander Holyfield 217 lbs by MD in round 12 of 12


  • Bowe opened as a 5-1 favorite, but the odds went down to 2½-1.
  • Bowe was guaranteed 11 million, and Holyfield was guaranteed $9 million.
  • The fight generated 950,000 pay-per-view buys.
  • A crowd of 14,292 produced a gate of $5,792,838.50.
  • Emanuel Steward trained Holyfield for the fight. It was his second and final fight with Holyfield. They split because of a dispute over money.
  • During the seventh round, James Miller, who called himself Fan Man, flew into the outdoor arena at Caesars Palace on a motorized paraglider and crashed into the ring ropes. After he was yanked from the ropes, a member of Bowe's security knocked him unconscious with a large cell phone. Miller's chute was caught in the overhead ring lights, and it took a while to untangile them. Twenty-one minutes went by before the fight resumed.
  • The Fan Man incident was named The Ring Magazine Event of the Year for 1993.