Mike Tyson SPECTACULAR – KOs Julius Francis in the 1st This Day January 29, 2000
- Mike Tyson 223½ lbs
- Julius Francis 244½ lbs
- TKO at 1:03 in round 2 of 10
- Location: M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
- Referee: Roy Francis
Mike Tyson made his debut in Europe, fighting journeyman Julius Francis. Despite the quality of opponent for Tyson, this bout was a huge success in England where a capacity crowd came to watch the fight. Frank Warren promoted the fight and attempted to entice Tyson into signing a promotional contract with him, even going as far as buying him a watch worth several hundred thousand pounds before the fight, while they were shopping in London.