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Evander Holyfield vs Henry Tillman

Evander Holyfield vs Henry Tillman

Date: 14th February 1987

Venue: Bally's Hotel & Casino, Goldwyn Balroom, Reno, Nevada, USA

Title: WBA World Cruiserweight Title

Promoted by: Shelly Finkel, Main Events

Tv: ABC Sports

Evander Holyfield
( 13 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 188 1/2 lbs

Henry Tillman
( 14 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 189 lbs

Evander Holyfield defended his WBA World Cruiserweight Title against Olympic teammate Henry Tillman at Bally's Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nevada. Not only was Holyfield's first defence of the title he won from Dwight Muhammad Qawi seven months earlier, but it was the first time that 1984 USA Olympic teammates had faced each other in the professional ring.

Tillman survived until the 7th round, slowly being worn down by the champion's pressure and powerful hooks that he had little defence for.

The time of the stoppage was 1:43 of the 7th round.

Evander Holyfield vs Henry Tillman

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