The Pyramid, Tennessee, United States
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Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson report
Who won Lewis vs Tyson?
Lennox Lewis beat Mike Tyson by knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 8th June 2002 at The Pyramid in Tennessee.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
Lewis vs Tyson stats
Lennox Lewis stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mike Tyson made his way to the ring with a record of 49 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 43 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tyson had advantage in power over Lewis, with a 88% knock out percentage over Lewis' 77%.
Lennox Lewis was the older man by 1 year, at 57 years old.
Lewis had a height advantage of 7 inches over Tyson. That also extended to a 13-inch reach advantage.
Both Lennox Lewis & Mike Tyson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lewis was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 1989, 4 year and 3 months later than Tyson, whose first professional fight was in 1985. He had fought 193 more professional rounds, 408 to Tyson's 215.
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