Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Nielsen vs Tyson?
Mike Tyson beat Brian Nielsen by on Saturday 13th October 2001 at Parken in Copenhagen.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Mike Tyson.
The fight took place over 6 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Nielsen vs Tyson stats
Brian Nielsen stepped into the ring with a record of 62 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 43 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mike Tyson made his way to the ring with a record of 48 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 42 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tyson had advantage in power over Nielsen, with a 88% knock out percentage over Nielsen's 69%.
Brian Nielsen was the older man by 1 year, at 55 years old.
Nielsen had a height advantage of 5 inches over Tyson. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Brian Nielsen & Mike Tyson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Nielsen was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 1992, 7 year and 5 months later than Tyson, whose first professional fight was in 1985. He had fought 193 more professional rounds, 408 to Tyson's 215.
Nielsen vs Tyson form
Mike Tyson had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Kevin McBride on 11th June 2005 by in the 6th round at MCI Center, District of Columbia, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Danny Williams on 30th July 2004 by knockout in the 4th round at Freedom Hall State Fairground, Kentucky.
Going into that contest, he had won against Clifford Etienne on 22nd February 2003 by knockout in the 1st round at The Pyramid, Tennessee.
Before that, he had lost to Lennox Lewis on 8th June 2002 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at The Pyramid, Tennessee.
He had beat Brian Nielsen on 13th October 2001 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tyson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.