When did Tyson and Lewis fight in Las Vegas?

July 15, 2019 Off By idswater

When did Tyson and Lewis fight in Las Vegas?

General information. The fight was originally scheduled for April 6, 2002 in Las Vegas. However, Nevada refused to grant Tyson a license after a press conference brawl between Lewis and Tyson (see below).

Why did Evander Holyfield want to fight Lennox Lewis?

Next for Holyfield was a victory against Moorer in a rematch unified the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. Tyson chose to vacate the WBC heavyweight title rather than face Lewis, preferring to face Holyfield as it was a more lucrative fight. Lewis recaptured the vacant WBC title by defeating McCall and then defeated lineal champion Shannon Briggs.

What was the score in the Lennox Lewis fight?

Lewis finished the fight strongly, winning round 12 on all three of the judges’ scorecards. With the decision now up to the judges, television commentators expected Lewis to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1992. However, in one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, the fight was called a draw.

Who was the number one contender for Lennox Lewis?

Lewis was not the undisputed champion for long. The WBA ordered Lewis to face their number one contender John Ruiz. Lewis instead wanted to face Michael Grant in his first defense. The WBA agreed to allow Lewis to face Grant if he would fight Ruiz after, to which Lewis agreed.

General information. The fight was originally scheduled for April 6, 2002 in Las Vegas. However, Nevada refused to grant Tyson a license after a press conference brawl between Lewis and Tyson (see below).

Why was the McNeeley vs Tyson fight not legitimate?

The bout was not legitimate, insofar as ‘legitimate’ implies both boxers having a chance to win. McNeeley was a sacrificial lamb slaughtered at the altar of the Tyson myth, and Mike received a resounding ovation during Jimmy Lennon Jr.’s long ring introduction; his disciples, unbothered by his sins, had returned to revel in his darkness.

Next for Holyfield was a victory against Moorer in a rematch unified the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. Tyson chose to vacate the WBC heavyweight title rather than face Lewis, preferring to face Holyfield as it was a more lucrative fight. Lewis recaptured the vacant WBC title by defeating McCall and then defeated lineal champion Shannon Briggs.

Lewis finished the fight strongly, winning round 12 on all three of the judges’ scorecards. With the decision now up to the judges, television commentators expected Lewis to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1992. However, in one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, the fight was called a draw.