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This Day in Georgia History

November 09, 1996

Holyfield Beat Tyson

Evander Holyfield, a 7-2 underdog, beat Mike Tyson in the 11th round to capture the WBA heavyweight title in Las Vegas. In winning, Holyfield became the second boxer in history to win the heavyweight title three times.

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