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Holyfield vs Bowe I: Sensational Round 10 (Video)

Written by
Riddick Bowe UD 12 Evander Holyfield
November 13, 1992

Location: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Referee: Joe Cortez

115-112, 117-110 and 117-110

Division: Heavyweights

WBC, WBA & IBF (Holyfield defending)

Holyfield vs Bowe I Facts & Stats
  • Both met entered unbeaten; Holyfield was 31-0 and Bowe 28-0.

  • Evander was a 7 to 5 favorite

  • Bowe had a 30lb weight advantage

  • Purses: The champion, Holyfield, was guaranteed $5 million and Bowe $3 million. After PPV sums were allocated, the champion earned $17 million and Bowe $5.5 million.

  • Attendance: Roughly 18,000

  • Holyfield vs Bowe generated over 900,000 pay-per-view buys.

  • In total punches, Bowe outlanded Holyfield 357 to 242

  • The fight was named Fight of the Year by The Ring Magazine but Holyfield vs Bowe is probably best known for its epic Round 10, RING Magazine's Round of the Year.

  • In Round 10, Holyfield, on the verge of being knocked out early in the round, mounted a sensational comeback to rattle Bowe and dominate the second half of the round.

  • Commentator Al Bernstein called Round 10 one of the best rounds in heavyweight history.

  • Bowe would win a unanimous decision.