"Iron" Mike Tyson vs Frank Bruno - I (1989-02-25)

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  • Published on:  Friday, May 8, 2015
  • Mike Tyson vs. Frank Bruno (1st meeting)
    1989-02-25 : Mike Tyson 218 lbs beat Frank Bruno 228 lbs by TKO at 2:55 in round 5 of 12
    Location: Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    Referee: Richard Steele
    Judge: Jerry Roth 40-35
    Judge: Omar Mintun 40-34
    Judge: Rodolfo Maldonado 40-34
    World Boxing Council Heavyweight Title (8th defense of Tyson)
    World Boxing Association Heavyweight Title (7th defense of Tyson)
    International Boxing Federation Heavyweight Title (5th defense of Tyson)
    The Ring Magazine Heavyweight Title (Tyson defending)
    Promoter: Don King (Don King Productions)
    Notes

    Tyson's first professional fight after firing Head Trainer Kevin Rooney.
    Bruno down in round one.
    Bruno penalized one point for holding in round one.
    Tyson warned for a headbutt in round four.
    Bruno was stopped by a Tyson barrage, ending with two right uppercuts and a left to the head, leaving him on the ropes, where Steele stopped it with no fifth round knockdown.
    Bruno's nose bled in rounds one and five.
    Bruno wobbled Tyson in the first round with a left hook.
    This was the first time Mike Tyson was ever wobbled. At the end of the round, Larry Merchant said "One man down, another man wobbled, I'll take it!"

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