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Mike Tyson vs Frank Bruno

Mike Tyson vs Frank Bruno

Date: 25th February 1989

Venue: Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Title: WBC, WBA & IBF World Heavyweight Titles

Promoter: Don King Productions


Mike Tyson
( 35 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 218 lbs

Frank Bruno
( 32 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 228 lbs

A crowd of 9,860 inside The Hilton Center at The Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada saw Frank Bruno, the No. 1 heavyweight contender of the WBA and WBC rock champion Mike Tyson, who came into the fight as a 7½ to 1 favourite, to his boots with a big right cross, left hook combination in the 1st round.

Bruno had already been on the deck earlier in the round which makes the feat all the more impressive, but, while this was a more reckless Tyson than the measured assassin that took poor Michael Spinks apart in a round eight months earlier, he always looked too much for Bruno who was much slower.

The Englishman lasted until the 5th round when Tyson landed some brutal uppercuts and left hooks that persuaded referee Richard Steele to end the fight at 2:55 of the round as Bruno's trainer Terry Lawless jumped into the ring.



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