Date: 16th October 1987
Venue: Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Title: WBC, WBA & IBF World Heavyweight Titles
Promoter: Don King Productions
( 31 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 216 lbs
( 15 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 228 3/4 lbs
In his first fight as the unified heavyweight champion of the world, 'Iron' Mike Tyson put his titles on the line at The Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey against 1984 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medalist Tyrell Biggs. Tyson held some bitter feelings towards Biggs who he felt took his deserved place on the Olympic squad.
Biggs 15-0 (10 KOs) held no fears facing Tyson, saying beforehand "He's never fought anyone like me, someone with a strong jab who can box and is not going in there just to survive. Do you think I'm going to walk into the roundhouse punches of a guy who's 5-8?"
Biggs true to his word didn't fight to survive, but, he took a one-sided beating until 2:59 of the 7th round when referee Tony Orlando ended the slaughter.
After the fight Tyson stated, "I will fight any man in the world because I do believe there is no one on this planet that can beat me."