Mike Tyson, This Day in Boxing

Mike Tyson SPECTACULAR – KOs Julius Francis in the 1st This Day January 29, 2000

 

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

 

Notes

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.

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