Heading into the bout with Buster Douglas on this day 17 years ago, Mike Tyson was undefeated and considered a lethal pugilist that could put fear into any opponent.
Douglas, however, flipped the script and not only produced one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, but in sporting history when he knocked out Tyson in the 10th round for the heavyweight title.
The underdog, who entered with a pretty good record himself at 42-1, looked unafraid from the start. But Tyson nearly ended it when he sent Douglas to the canvas in the eighth round, only for him to emerge after a nine-second count.
Douglas fought back in the ninth round and landed the crushing blow in the 10th.
Other memorable events on this day
1971: Montreal Canadiens legend John Believau scores his 500th career NHL goal.
1985: Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his second Test match, but Pakistan still lose to New Zealand.
1985: Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket’s World Series Cup.
1995: Mark Foster swims a world record in the 50m butterfly in a time of 23.55 seconds.
Did you run on Friday morning?
1700 runners ran on Sunset Beach in Dubai in what was the third and final run of the current New Balance Beach Run Series, presented by Daman Activelife.
Fitness First were on hand to warm runners up with a fun routine, held in the Festival Village – where food, music and activities all added to the carnival atmosphere.
Runners tackled three distances: 7.2km, 3.6km and 1.8km.
Mahra Polo defeated Wolves Polo by 8 goals to 5 and will play the final of the Polo Masters Cup next Tuesday, February 14 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort.
After winning their second match in a row, the team consisting of patron Rashid Al Habtoor, Daniel Gariador, Juan Ruiz Guinazu and Jeronimo del Carril will play the deciding match of this tournament, where they defend their title after winning the 2016 edition.
Mahra and Wolves played an exciting match, with full-speed action and great goals. A 3-0 lead in the first seven minutes gave Mahra a handy lead for the rest of the game.
Wolves never gave up and with Ezequiel Gallego and Isidro Strada pushing hard from the back positions managed to put some pressure on Mahra in the second and last chukker. But, ultimately, Mahra achieved a deserved victory and the ticket to the Polo Masters Cup final.
Jeronimo del Carril (Mahra) with 6 goals was the top scorer of the match and Isidro Strada, with 4, the scorer in Wolves team.