Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson - November 9, 1996

November 9, 1996. Las Vegas, USA. The first bout Evander HOLIFIELD, who came back to boxing after retiring in 1994, against Mike TYSON, who defended his WBA world heavyweight boxing champion title. After Holyfield survived the first round it became obvious very quickly that he had the beating of Tyson. In the sixth round Tyson was down after Holyfield left hook and five rounds later referee stopped the fight. Evander Holyfield became the first person since great Muhammad ALI to win a heavyweight title three times. Rematch Holyfield - Tyson on June 28, 1997 ended Tyson's disqualification, when he lost control and twice bited Holyfield's ear.