After the first seconds of round 3, the fight was over. That Ward went seven rounds while he was out on his feet is actually pretty scary. Was it of the caliber of the first fight: No, but then again, the first fight was fight of the century. Most years, this second fight would be fight of the year candidate. But, for violence sake, someone should put a compilation of Rounds 9 and 10 from fight 1 together with Round 3 of fight 2.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
Moe: regardless of any other reason why I am glad this fight happened, above all is the fact that IIRC each guy made $1.5 million for this fight. After what they gave to everyone, and knowing how much a slug like Tyson has made in his career, and coming on the heels of Johnny Tapia's first ever million dollar purse, I'm glad they had this fight. Hopefully Mickey Ward is set for life with this purse, and will go off to let the ringing in his head subside.
The family and I stayed there in January 2001. Enjoyed it. LOVED the views and the rollercoaster (!) atop the building. Recommended. For buffets, don't forget the Orleans. And if visiting the $10 blackjack tables at New York, New York...