Date Mar 13, 1999
Division Heavyweight
Rounds 12
Venue Madison Squaure Garden
Place New York City, NY USA


Lennox Lewis said he was "robbed" as his fight with Evander Holyfield for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world ended in a highly controversial draw at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Don King and Lewis' promoter Panos Eliades argue over the result. The result means that each fighter keeps his own version of the world title - Holyfield the IBF and WBA belts and Lewis the WBC.

A disgusted Lewis stormed out of the ring without commenting as the American judge scored for Holyfield 115-113, the neutral South African scored for Lewis 116-113 and the British judge Larry O'Connell called a draw at 115-115.

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