Sunday, March 14, 1999 Published at 08:18 GMT
The big fight: Round by round
Lewis hurts Holyfield with a vicious left
The world heavyweight unification fight between Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield was declared a draw. BBC News Online looks at the fight round-by-round.
ROUND ONE: Lewis connects first with left hook and immediately goes on the offensive. Lewis measures out his left jabs and his first following right lands on Holyfield's gloves.
ROUND TWO: Lewis gets his dangerous jab working and catches Holyfield on ropes with cutting right hands. Holyfield is having problems getting inside Lewis' reach and Lewis is in the ascendency. Already, Lewis' overhand right appears by far the most dangerous weapon.
ROUND THREE: Holyfield tells his corner "he's out of here" and goes out for round in which he predicted victory.
ROUND FIVE: Lewis begins by flicking out his jab then he catches Holyfield as he lunged in with a big right.
ROUND SIX: Lewis is caught by a lightning right hand and has to cover up in the centre of the ring as Holyfield bids to press home his advantage. Lewis' jab is less prominent but when he does fire it, he keeps Holyfield at bay. Lewis still has his hands too low and with five seconds left in the round he appears to walk towards his corner, believing he has heard the bell.
ROUND EIGHT: Lewis comfortably repels Holyfield's advances while remaining patient. Holyfield connects with two rights and is warned by the referee to watch his head as he bulls forward. A short right bangs into Holyfield's face as Lewis finishes the round on top again.
ROUND NINE: Holyfield comes out firing but again Lewis' jab proves a formidable barrier. Holyfield himself connects with a few jabs and a left hook but Lewis counters well with a right hand. Neither man connects with blows that seriously trouble the other.
ROUND TEN: Lewis, who has a small cut above his left eye, is put under pressure by Holyfield, who connects with hooks and forces the Englishman to cover up. Another clean right hand smashes against Lewis' jaw but Lewis' much-questioned chin shows no signs of failing him. Holyfield is setting the pace and whacks home a right counter. Lewis is breathing heavily as the round ends.
ROUND ELEVEN: Holyfield attempts to take charge again, lunging in with rights which have varying degrees of success. Leiws appears unable to up the pace but he connects with a good countering right. Holyfield is well in control. Lewis punches the air in triumph as the bell rings.
ROUND TWELVE: Both men want a big last round and Lewis gets on top with two jabs. It gets untidy as both men tire, but Lewis is marginally on top. Lewis catches Holyfield with a sharp right in the dying seconds.