This Day in Boxing

Lennox Lewis Stops Frank Bruno This Day October 1, 1993

 

Lennox Lewis Stops Frank Bruno This Day October 1, 1993

 

  • Lennox Lewis 229 lbs
  • Frank Bruno 238 lbs
  • TKO at 1:12 in round 7 of 12
  • National Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Mickey Vann
  • Judge: Tony Castellano 57-57
  • Judge: Jerry Roth 57-57
  • Judge: Adrian Morgan 55-59

 

Notes:

This was the first time in history that two British-born boxers fought each other for a world heavyweight title.

Lewis was a 4-1 favorite.

Lewis’ purse was $8 million and Bruno’s was $1.5 million.

There was a crowd of 25,784.

Lewis hurt Bruno with a left hook in the seventh round and battered him against the ropes until the referee stopped the fight.

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