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.