Atlantic City – December 14, 2002 – On this date, Don King Productions, Caesars Atlantic City and AC’s Boardwalk Hall brought Evander Holyfield vs. Chris Byrd together in a battle for the Vacant IBF World Heavyweight Championship.
Holyfield, a former four-time heavyweight champion, faced Byrd who himself once held the WBO version of the heavyweight crown.
A Unanimous Champion
After twelve rounds of boxing, Chris Byrd earned a unanimous decision win and became the new IBF Heavyweight Champion.
Rounding Out the Card
In another bout on the card, Lamon Brewster made a successful first defense of his NABO Heavyweight Championship against Tommy Martin with a third round TKO. The vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight belt was also on the line in this contest.
In yet another heavyweight affair, Fres Oquendo scored an eleventh round TKO over George Arias for the vacant WBA Fedelatin heavyweight championship.
Four more bouts rounded out this night of boxing.
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