01:34 PM ET 06.29 | ///...................From SI Today (June 29, 2012).................../// The fight sent shock waves through the boxing world. Shots were reported at the MGM Grand after the fight (it is now believed to have been a champagne cork), and the fight became instant front page news. The state of Nevada would end up fining Tyson $3 million and suspending his license. Though Tyson suffered one of the harshest financial penalties in sports history, there were cries to ban Tyson for life. The headline of Sports Illustrated read "Madman!"; The Hollywood Wax Museum moved its statue of Tyson from its Sports Hall of Fame to its "Chamber of Horrors" and next to Hannibal Lecter. In her article, "Defending Tyson," author Katherine Dunn said "the press could scarcely be more inflamed if the guy had reached up Holyfield's rectum and ripped out his heart in front of the TV." Tyson never won another major fight in his career, while Holyfield would compete in high profile title bouts against Lennox Lewis and John Ruiz. The fight still resonates within the boxing community 15 years later.---------------/// I'm sorry but I have to disagree. A guy going berserk in the ring is half expected at any given moment. I wasn't surprised in the least, and nor were my friends who were watching with me. The fight that changed boxing was the Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston fight. Pretty much everyone had Liston actually killing Clay in the ring, and many thought this fight wouldn't last 6 rounds with Clay laying destroyed on the mat. After the rematch, Clay would go on to become ALI, and change the heavyweight division and boxing forever. For shear embarrassment and spectacle, the Tyson vs. Holyfield fight was barely a blip against Clay vs. Liston. It would later end up creating the biggest name (ALI) in sports history, and a legend for everyone to either love or hate. My 'ol man was at the fight (Big Liston fan, and bigger boxing fan for all 85 years of his life), and to the end of his life he always said it was the biggest fight and shock in boxing history. As an OPINION PIECE, I tend to agree.