10 Year Anniversary of Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis; Manny Pacquiao Appeared on Undercard
Ten years ago on this day, June 8, 2002, Mike Tyson met Lennox Lewis in their hugely anticipated heavyweight showdown in Memphis, Tennessee. Little did we know at the time that Lewis would only fight once more after that, and that his thorough thrashing of Tyson would mark the official end of Iron Mike's relevance as a fighter (OK, well some people could have told you that much). But also relevant as we look back on Tyson vs. Lewis on its 10 year anniversary, is that a certain would be 8-division world champion was fighting on the undercard, Manny Pacquiao.
Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank
On June 8, 2002 in Memphis, Pacquiao was fighting for just the third time in the United States. He was defending his IBF super bantamweight title against Jorge Eliecer Julio, and won via 2nd round TKO. He captured the belt against Lehlo Ledwaba about a year earlier, and in between had fought to a technical...