Regular price $235.00

On may 10, 1996 at Maison Square Garden in New York former world heavy weight champion Evander Holyfield headlined the boxing show against Bobby Czyz. Holyfield stopped Czyz in the 5th round. Attendance: 17,041. Czyz took a standing 8-count in the 3rd. Czyz quit on stool after the 5th. He complained of a foreign substance in his eyes. He claimed someone in Holyfield's corner had put a substance on his opponent's gloves to cause burning in his eyes. Czyz complained to his corner when the fifth round ended that "my eyes are burning and I can't see." Dr. Rufus Sadler examined him and verified a vision problem. Referee Ron Lipton halted the bout, declaring Holyfield the winner by a technical knockout after the fifth round -- and then went to Holyfield's corner, took the gloves and rubbed them on his face. Nothing came off the gloves, he told Czyz. After 4 rounds, HBO's Harold Lederman's unofficial scorecard had Holyfield up 40-35. According to Compubox, Holyfield landed 169 of 322 punches (53 percent), and Czyz connected on 112 of 317 (35 percent). Also on the show Lennox Lewis won a majority ten round decision over tough Ray Mercer and Tim Witherspoon stopped Jorge Luis Gonzalez in the 5th round. Offered here is an original HBO promotional poster for this event.
This is an original, paper, HBO promotional poster that pictures Holyfield, Lewis and Mercer. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. No tack holes. No center crease. Mild corner creasing. Minor edge and corner wear. 25 1/2" x 39 1/2."

Size: 25 1/2 x 39 1/2

Condition: very good