History | Mar 31 2015

On This Day: Mike Weaver reflects on his sensational win over John Tate

James Slater talks to Mike Weaver 35 years after one of the most stunning finishes in heavyweight history

EXACTLY 35 years ago today, one of the sport’s most famous and unforgettable come-from-behind KO’s was scored.

Unbeaten John Tate was the WBA heavyweight champion and the largely unheralded Mike Weaver – then sporting an average looking 21-9 record – was the underdog challenger.

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