Mike Tyson vs Michael Spinks

Mike Tyson vs Michael Spinks


Date June 27, 1988 
Location Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey 

WBA/WBC/IBF/Ring/Lineal Heavyweight Championship 

MIKE TYSON   



Catskill, New York, USA
5’11 1/2″, 218 lbs, age 21
reach: 71″  
Chest normal: 43″; Chest expanded: 45″; Biceps: 16″; Forearm: 14″; 
Waist: 34″; Thigh: 27″; Calf: 18″; Neck: 19 3/4″; Wrist: 8″; Fist: 13″; Ankle: 11″

34–0 (30 KO) 
WBA/WBC/IBF Heavyweight Champion 
Purse: $20 Million

vs.

MICHAEL SPINKS



From St. Louis, Missouri, USA
6’2 1/2″, 212 lbs, age 31 
reach: 76″ 
Chest normal: 40″; Chest expanded: 42″; Biceps: 14″; Forearm: 13″; 
Waist: 33″; Thigh: 23″; Calf: 16″; Neck: 16″; Wrist: 7 1/2″; Fist: 13″; Ankle: 11″
31–0 (21 KO)
The Ring/Lineal Heavyweight Champion
Purse: $13.5 Million







600,000 households PPV buy = $21 million

21,785 live gate = $12.3 million 
Grossing around $70 Million 
More lucrative than 1987 Super Bowl



Undisputed Heavyweight Boxing World Champion Mike Tyson destroyed “People’s Champion” Michael Spinks in 91 seconds.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Tyson_vs._Michael_Spinks
http://articles.latimes.com/1988-06-27/sports/sp-3759_1_atlantic-city/3

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