The basic 12-rounder between Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield kickstarts new period
RIDDICK BOWE w pts 12 EVANDER HOLYFIELD
November 13, 1992; Thomas & Mack, Las Vegas, NV
ONE of the best of all heavyweight rumbles. One the place winner and loser noticed their reputations enhanced. Holyfield, the champion, had been compelled to endure criticism since he stepped out of the cruiserweight division 4 years earlier than and straight into the shadow of Mike Tyson. Even when Tyson was in jail that shadow loomed giant. The criticism intensified (predominantly resulting from his perceived lack of punching energy and sturdiness) with every passing outing; he didn’t put away previous males (George Foreman and Larry Holmes) and had hassle with a late, late substitute (Bert Cooper). Bowe, unproven as a professional and the underdog, was additionally on a mission to show himself. What adopted was an exciting slugfest that kick-started a wonderful decade for the division.
DID YOU KNOW? Holyfield picked up a cool $17m after his $5m assure rose significantly due to his proportion of revenues. Bowe earned $5.5m. The combat attracted 900,000 pay-per-view buys within the USA and round 18,000 tickets had been bought.
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