Classic Combat: Holyfield vs Bowe 1

November 13, 1992
👑🇺🇸Evander Holyfield (28-0-0, 22KO) vs 🇺🇸Riddick Bowe (31-0-0, 27KO)
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
RING/WBC/WBA/IBF Heavyweight Titles (Holyfield)

PURSES
Holyfield: $5 mil base (17 mil total)
Bowe: $3 mil (5.5 mil total)

Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe (235 lbs) defeats Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield by unanimous decision (117-110, 117-110, 115-112) to take Holyfield’s RING/WBC/WBA/IBF Heavyweight titles.

“…neither man would give ground. By the 10th round Holyfield’s jab and right hand had almost been forgotten. Instead he had taken to loading up and trying to take Bowe out with hard left hooks. But he was hunting a bear with an air rifle. And the bear had a sledgehammer.”
-Pat Putnam, Sports Illustrated

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