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Lennox Lewis v Evander Holyfield 20 years on: ‘An outrage, a highway robbery’

Evander Holyfield vs. Lennox Lewis, billed as “Undisputed”, was a professional boxing match contested on March 13, 1999 for the WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight Championships. The result was a draw or tie, specifically a split draw, which proved controversial.

On 13 March 1999, Britain’s Lennox Lewis fought American Evander Holyfield at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The winner would be crowned the ‘undisputed’ heavyweight champion of the world. The fight finished – controversially – in a draw. Twenty years on, Mike Costello shares his memories.