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