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This Day in Georgia History

September 20, 1998

Holyfield Defeated Bean

Though the fight began late on the night of Sept. 19, it didn’t end until 12:15 a.m. on Sept. 20. At the Georgia Dome, Atlanta boxer Evander Holyfield successfully defended his IBF/WBA heavyweight title in a 12-round unanimous - though surprisingly close - decision over challenger Vaugh Bean.

To view an image of Evander Holyfield, see the Digital Library of Georgia.