Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield (2nd meeting)

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Riddick Bowe 246 lbs lost to Evander Holyfield 217 lbs by MD in round 12 of 12

  • Date: 1993-11-06
  • Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Referee: Mills Lane
  • Judge: Jerry Roth 113-115
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  • Judge: Chuck Giampa 114-114
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  • Judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 114-115
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  • WBA World Heavyweight Title (3rd defense by Bowe)
  • IBF World Heavyweight Title (2nd defense by Bowe)

Notes

  • 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.
  • Bowe landed 353 of 786 punches (45 percent), and Holyfield connected on 253 of 514 (49 percent).
  • 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 untangle them. Twenty-one minutes went by before the fight resumed.
  • The Fan Man incident was named The Ring Event of the Year for 1993.
  • Unofficial Associated Press scorecard: 115-113 Bowe; unofficial New York Times scorecard: 117-112 Holyfield.
  • Official Program.

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