Nineteen years ago today one of the great heavyweight occasions of modern boxing history happened.

Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson finally met in a boxing ring after years of fans wanting to see them throw hands.

Granted, it happened a lot later than most wanted.

Sure, Tyson was past his best.

But, eventually, after plenty of insults and a press conference brawl, the two finally got in a boxing ring on June 8th, 2002.

Here’s what happened:

Lewis winning conclusively in the end.

He pointed out today being the anniversary on Twitter saying:

Many thought the press conference brawl before the fight was staged.

Lewis was quick to point out however today that wasn’t the case:

Wow, nearly two decades on.

19 years ago today.

Where does the time go at all.


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