Mike Tyson, This Day in Boxing

Mike Tyson Wins Crown KOs Bruce Seldon This Day September 7, 1996

 

Mike Tyson Wins Crown KOs Bruce Seldon This Day September 7, 1996

 

  • Mike Tyson 219 lbs
  • Bruce Seldon 229 lbs
  • TKO at 1:49 in round 1 of 12
  • MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Referee: Richard Steele
  • Judge: Chuck Giampa
  • Judge: Bill Graham
  • Judge: Dave Moretti
  • World Boxing Association Heavyweight Title

 

 

 

 

Notes

The fight was originally scheduled for July 13, but it was postponed because Tyson was suffering from bronchitis.

Tyson’s purse was $15 million, and Seldon’s was $5 million.

Seldon was a 22-1 underdog.

The fight was televised live on pay-per-view by Showtime. It generated one million buys.

Paid attendance at the MGM Grand was 9,511. The gate was $6,305,900

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