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
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