TYSON, MIKE-ANDREW GOLOTA RAFFLE TICKET BROADSIDE (2000)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $65.00
HISTORY: On October 20,2000 Mike Tyson met Andrew Golota in a Heavyweight bout. The bout was won by Tyson after 2 rounds but was later changed to a "no decision" after Tyson tested positive for marijuana following the bout. After the second round, Golota got off his stool and began to walk around his corner refusing to fight another round. The referee had no choice but to award the fight to Tyson. Golota was pelted with garbage and drinks as he was rushed to his dressing room. Golota, although behind on the scorecards, was very much into the fight but retired on his stool saying "I quit" to the cornerman, who acted in disbelief. Later it is revealed that Golota had a broken bone in his head, which could have pierced his brain, should the fight have continued. Golota claimed in the dressing room that Tyson was headbutting him all the time during the fight, but the referee did not warn Tyson. After the bout, Tyson tested positive for marijuana, which led the commission to change the result from a technical knockout to no contest. Golota would not fight again for 3 years after this controversial match. Offered here is an original raffle ticket broadside which was issued to win a trip and tickets to this event.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, paper, broadside issued by the International Boxing Hall Of Fame for their raffle of tickets to win a trip and tickets to the Tyson-Golota fight. Pictures both fighters. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Has two holes atop. Includes original folds. Has a notation for a raffle ticket purchase at lower right. 8 1/2" x 11."
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Condition: Very Good