TYSON, MIKE-ANDREW GOLOTA SHOWTIME VIP CREDENTIAL (2000)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $165.00
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 Showtime VIP Credential issued for this event.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original Showtime VIP Credential which pictures both fighters. Encased in plastic. Three holes atop for neck chain. Bold color and print. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. 3 3/4" x 7."
Size: 3 3/4" x 7"