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Lewis v Tyson

Lewis inflicts pain on Evander Holyfield 1986 Tyson takes a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's ear

By Sanjeev Shetty, BBC Sport Online

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The draw verdict
Holyfield hits back
Lewis wins rematch
Tyson rages over Botha
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Lewis/Holyfield draw
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The world roars its disapproval after Lewis’ fight with Holyfield is declared a draw. The vast majority of those in the arena see Lewis as a decisive winner and question the validity of the verdict.

Ironically, the judge who scores the bout even is Britain’s own Larry O’Connell. An immediate rematch is ordered for November and Lewis takes the undisputed heavyweight title with a unanimous decision.

Tyson’s reputation sinks further after his antics during the Botha fight. He admits trying to break Botha’s arm during a clinch and appears to have learnt nothing from his disqualification at the hands of Holyfield.

He is then sentenced to another jail term for assaulting motorists in 1998. Released in the summer, he returns to more controversy when he knocks out Orlin Norris after the bell. The fight is ruled a no-contest.

Did you know?
The Norris fiasco was held in Las Vegas – Tyson has not fought there since.

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