Finally: Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield I

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Finally: Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield I
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5
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Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 1996
Location: 
Las Vegas, NV
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
HW
Titles at Stake: 
WBA HW
Referee: 
Mitch Halpern

Official Judging
Shirley 92 - 96
Vollmer 93 - 100
Roth 92 - 96

More:



The Ring Magazine Fight of the Year and Upset of the Year for 1996. Was originally scheduled for 1990, but Tyson lost his tune-up to Buster Douglas.
1996 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year
1996 Ring Magazine Upset of the Year




Fan Cards: Finally: Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield I


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKE TYSON
10
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
91
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
98


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKE TYSON
10
9
9
10
10
8
9
9
9
9
92
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
97


scorecard by JTL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKE TYSON
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
92
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
99


scorecard by TALESFROMTHECRYPT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKE TYSON
10
9
10
10
10
8
9
9
9
9
93
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
97


scorecard by CHRISTIANTHEPEARSON
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKE TYSON
10
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
92
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
97


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKE TYSON
10
9
9
10
10
8
9
9
9
9
92
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
97


scorecard by LEWGR10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKE TYSON
10
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
91
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
98


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKE TYSON
10
9
10
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
92
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
97


scorecard by GLASSJOE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MIKE TYSON
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
9
9
90
EVANDER HOLYFIELD
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
99


Comments

Champion97's picture

Very good fight, it was a shame that there was so much holding. I think that Tyson put an awful lot into the first 6 rounds of the fight which is why he was gassed in the later rounds, I think it was closer than the commentators said though and I really thought round 7 was dead even. The stoppage was understandable although I personally would let the fight go on a little bit longer, if he took another 4 big shots while on the ropes, threw nothing back and was defenceless then I would call break and take a look at Tyson, if he could raise his gloves, maybe give me nod to say "I'm OK" and he looked steady on his feet then I would let it go on, however if he didn't raise his gloves and I got the impression he needed something to hold him back or his words were slurred then that is when I would have stopped the fight but ultimately it wasn't a terrible stoppage and people that say it was no nothing about boxing, to say it was slightly premature though is fair enough. Nevertheless there is very little doubt that a brutal, finishing beating was a few seconds away. Tyson's strength played a big part in the early rounds which is why it took some time for Holyfield's dominance to arrive but the rounds weren't all Tyson because Holyfield boxed smart throughout the fight, except round 5 when Tyson broke his rhythm and kept him quiet for 3 minutes.