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Mike Tyson vs. Kevin McBride was a professional boxing match contested on June 11, 2005. Although the former heavyweight champion appeared to be ahead on points on the judges' scorecards through six rounds, he failed to answer the bell for the 7th round and was ruled defeated by technical knockout. For much of the fight, Tyson labored against the bigger McBride, who used his distinct height advantage and a sharp left-jab to keep the aggressive Tyson at bay through the first two rounds. Tyson was able to land more punches in the third and fourth, but McBride would often clinch and lean on Tyson in an effort to wear Tyson out. By the fifth round, the strategy appeared to have worked as Tyson seemed tired and McBride was able to land several good punches during the round, though Tyson was still able to win the round on two of the judge's scorecards. In the sixth round, the final round of Tyson's professional career, a frustrated Tyson attempted to break McBride's left arm after the two were tied-up in a clinch, for which Tyson was warned by referee Joe Cortez. Shortly after, however, Tyson suffered a two-point deduction after hitting McBride with an intentional head butt that opened a cut above McBride's eye. As the round came to a close, a shove by McBride caused Tyson to fall to the canvas, but it was ruled a slip rather than a knockdown. Tyson would have won the round, but the two-point deduction gave McBride a 9–8 win on the scorecards. Though Tyson still led on two of the judge's scorecards, Tyson shockingly quit on his stool before the seventh round began, automatically giving McBride the victory by technical knockout. The fight would prove to be the final one of Tyson's professional career. On the undercard Laila Ali stopped Erin Toughill in the 3rd round to win the women's world middleweight title. Offered here is a scarce original, closed circuit poster for this event.
This is an original, paper, closed circuit poster picturing Mike Tyson and Laila Ali. Bold, clear images. Bold color and print. N tack holes. No center crease. Small crease in lower left corner. Clean front and back. 18" x 24."

Size: 18 x 24

Condition: very good