Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield (2nd meeting)
Revision as of 05:12, 4 October 2012 by Earl
1993-11-06 : Riddick Bowe 246 lbs lost to Evander Holyfield 217 lbs by MD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Mills Lane
- Judge: Jerry Roth 113-115
- Judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 114-115
- Judge: Chuck Giampa 114-114
- Unofficial Associated Press scorecard: 115-113 Bowe
- Unofficial New York Times scorecard: 117-112 Holyfield
- World Boxing Association Heavyweight Title (3rd defense by Bowe)
- International Boxing Federation Heavyweight Title (2nd defense by Bowe)
- 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.