The Pyramid, Tennessee, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
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 took place over 8 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
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 55 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.
Lewis vs Tyson form
Mike Tyson had stopped 2 of his last 3 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Clifford Etienne on 22nd February 2003 by knockout in the 1st round at The Pyramid, Tennessee, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Lennox Lewis on 8th June 2002 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at The Pyramid, Tennessee.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Brian Nielsen on 13th October 2001 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tyson's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.