Review: 2002-06-08, Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson was probably the most important fight in the heavyweight division of the new millennium. Lennox Lewis was the champion (WBC, IBF and IBO) and he had lost twice in his career (with Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman) but he always managed to take his revenge. Even Mike Tyson had already lost, once against Buster Douglas and twice with Evander Holyfield, Tyson’s career was already in decline, in fact he didn’t fight for a world title for five years. Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson was certainly one of the best boxing fights of 2002. Watch the video!
Where: The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Division: heavyweight (over 200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: WBC, IBF, IBO heavyweight title
Lewis’ previous fight: Lennox Lewis vs Hasim Rahman 2