Tyson's victory netted him what he wanted: the chance to regain a title. He treated his 2002 bout with Lennox Lewis with signature bravado, picking a fight at the press conference and warning Lewis that he was going to rip out his heart and "eat his children." Tyson's ego was ... misplaced. His best punches might have been thrown during a pre-fight brawl.
The fight itself was antic-free, and Lennox dominated Tyson from start to finish, knocking him out in the eighth round. Tyson was left crumpled on the mat, humbled by his performance and for once willing to admit it. He was a different man after the match, wiping blood from his opponent's cheek and calling Lennox "magnificent." The bout marked Tyson's final appearance on a grandiose boxing stage, as his performance proved he was now too old for another title match.
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