Mike Tyson vs. Julius Francis

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Mike Tyson 224 lbs beat Julius Francis 244 lbs by TKO at 1:03 in round 2 of 10

  • Date: 2000-01-29
  • Location: M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Roy Francis


  • Mike Tyson made his debut in Europe, fighting journeyman Julius Francis. Despite the quality of opponent for Tyson, this bout was a huge success in England where a capacity crowd came to watch the fight. Frank Warren promoted the fight and attempted to entice Tyson into signing a promotional contract with him, even going as far as buying him a watch worth several hundred thousand pounds before the fight, while they were shopping in London.