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
Weaver-vs.-Tate

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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