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Sunday, 9 June, 2002, 04:05 GMT 05:05 UK
Round-by-round: Lewis v Tyson
Round-by-round action from Lennox Lewis v Mike Tyson
All the action from the world heavyweight title fight between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson at The Pyramid in Memphis.


Round One: Tyson launches into Lewis with a left hand jab. Lewis tries to use a heavy jab but Tyson retaliates with a great left hook. Lewis lets his guard down to let Tyson in with another left hook. Tyson seems to have done enough to win the first round.

Round Two: Lewis is warned twice by referee Eddie Cotton for holding. Lewis lands three powerful right upper cuts on Tyson. Lewis' plan to lure in Tyson close, appears to be working in a round that the Briton almost certainly won.

Round Three: Tyson attempts to come in close to Lewis but cannot land a punch as Lewis fends him off with a number of jabs. Lewis replies to Tyson's attempted hook by catching the American on the eye. Tyson receives treatment to a cut above the right eye.

Round Four: Lewis takes another blow to the chin from Tyson. Lewis jabs his way through Tyson's guard as the American's face begins to swell. Tyson is pushed down on to the canvas by Lewis and the Briton has a point deducted by the referee.

Round Five: Lewis looks for the swelling above Tyson's right eye and tries to reach it with his jab. Lewis looks to have won yet another round after landing a number of point-scoring shots.

Round Six: A good right-left combination from Lewis lands Tyson in all sorts of trouble. Lewis tees up Tyson by pushing his jab through the American's guard. Tyson looks jaded and it only seems a matter of time before he feels the full brunt of Lewis' power.

Round Seven: Tyson charges out in the seventh. Lewis teases Tyson into coming in close. Tyson and Lewis exchange jabs. A right hook puts Tyson off balance as Lewis once again dominates the round.

Round Eight: Tyson charges out once again to try and catch Lewis by surprise. The American's reach is far smaller than that of Lewis' and can only land body shots. Tyson suddenly collapses to one knee as Lewis lands a lethal upper-cut.

Lewis reaches for the killer blow only to be stopped by referee Cotton. Tyson is counted out once. The American rises again but is knocked to the floor by Lewis with spectacular right-hook. The fight is stopped and Lewis retains his world championship titles.

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