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Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson

Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson

Date: 8th June 2002

Venue: The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Title: WBC, IBF & IBO World Heavyweight Titles

Promoted by: Main Events

Tv: HBO, Showtime PPV

Lennox Lewis
( 39 - 2 - 1 )
Weight: 249 1/4 lbs

Mike Tyson
( 49 - 3 - 0 )
Weight: 234 lbs


With 15,327 in attendance, the long-awaited showdown between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee failed to be the competitive match that fans had waited for, for so long.

Both were paid $17.5 million, and both will hold lofty positions in the heavyweight all-time-greats list, but some mouth-watering match-ups happen when one or more of the participants have passed their sell-by date, this was one of those.

Tyson made a fast start and did well in the early rounds but looked tired by the fourth round. From then on, Lewis dominated Tyson until he knocked him out at 2:25 of the 8th round.

The Ring Magazine named Lewis's knockout of Tyson "2002 Knockout of the year."


Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson



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