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Tyson vs Bruno I (1989) | Facts, stats and highlights



Mike Tyson (C) TKO 5 Frank Bruno
Date: February 25, 1989

Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Referee: Richard Steele

Tyson 218 lbs, Bruno 228lbs

Scores thru four rounds:
40-35 Tyson
40-34 Tyson
40-34 Tyson

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)

Tyson vs Bruno I – Classic Round 1

Tyson vs Bruno I Facts & Stats
Mike Tyson (35-0, 31 KO) vs Frank Bruno (32-2, 30 KO)
Mike Tyson was the undisputed and lineal heavyweight champion of the world having defeated Michael Spinks 8 months prior

  • Several thousand citizens from the UK flew to Las Vegas to attend the fight and support Frank Bruno
  • Heading into Tyson vs Bruno I, Tyson’s KO percentage was 89% while Bruno’s was a blistering 94%
  • This bout was Tyson’s first after firing Head Trainer Kevin Rooney.
  • Bruno was down in round one but badly wobbled Tyson later in the round; It was the first time Mike looked a bit vulnerable in the ring
  • Mike Tyson unleashed shots after the bell on several occasions but was not penalized
  • Bruno’s nose bled in rounds one and five.
  • At the end of the round, Larry Merchant said “One man down, another man wobbled, I’ll take it!”

Tyson vs Bruno I – Round 5

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