Mike Tyson KOs William Hosea This Day June 28, 1986
Iron Mike Tyson one step closer to a shot at the crown
Mike Tyson 217
William Hosea 215
Houston Field House, Troy, New York, USA W KO 1/10
time: 2:03 referee: Harry Papacaralambolous
KO at 2:03 in round 1 of 10
Location: Houston Field House, Troy, New York, USA
Referee: Harry Papacaralambolous
Tyson swarmed over Hosea and landed some hard shots to the body. Hosea landed a hard left hook to Tyson’s head. But Tyson never blinked and resumed his body attack. Midway through the round, Tyson staggered Hosea with a left to the liver and a right to the ribs. Hosea dropped to his knees. It looked like Hosea was regrouping himself, but he failed to beat the referee’s count and the fight ended.
Tyson entered ranked as the # 2 heavyweight contender by the WBC.
Hosea estimated his share of the purse was about $10,000.