Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks was a boxing match which took place on Monday June 27, 1988…..when both men were undefeated and each had a claim to being the legitimate heavyweight champion. At the time, Tyson held the belts of all three of the major sanctioning organizations of the WBC (World Boxing Council)…the WBA (World Boxing Association)….and IBF (International Boxing Federation)….while Spinks was the Ring champion and was considered the lineal champion.
Held at the Atlantic City Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey…the fight was promoted as “Once and For All”….and was at the time the richest fight in boxing history….while grossing some $70 million…. of which Tyson earned a record purse of around $20 million….and Spinks $13.5 million. Mike Tyson won the fight by knocking out Spinks in 91 seconds…..and HBO’s Larry Merchant conducts this post fight in-studio review of the fight….with interviews of both Tyson and Spinks.