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Boxing: Cannibalistic bite of boxing’s ‘new Mike Tyson’: Berlanga bites Angulo and justifies them

ANDhe puerto rican Edgar Berlanga (20-0) won by unanimous decision (98-92, 99-91, 99-91) against Colombian Alexis Angle (27-3) at the New York Puer


ANDhe puerto rican Edgar Berlanga (20-0) won by unanimous decision (98-92, 99-91, 99-91) against Colombian Alexis Angle (27-3) at the New York Puerto Rican Parade held at the Hulu Theater within the Madison Square Garden.

Berlanga, who is compared to Mike Tyson for his punching power and aggressiveness, tried to bite Angulo in the ear and neck during the seventh round of the fight.

I was trying to pass myself off as Mike Tyson

dgar berlanga

“I was trying to pass myself off as Mike Tyson,” said Berlanga with irony, who justified his bites by the elbows that his rival released in the melee.

He kept throwing his elbows, and I didn’t want to get cut

dgar berlanga

“He kept throwing his elbows, and I didn’t want to get cut,” said the Colombian, who remains undefeated in his professional career and has won 16 of his 20 bouts by KO.

How was Evander Holyfield bitten on the ear by Mike Tyson in 1997?

Berlanga’s bites were reminiscent of Mike Tyson’s bite on Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997.

During the fight with the WBA world heavyweight title on the line, Tyson unexpectedly bit Holyfield on the ear in the third round.

The day Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear

Álvaro Roca explains it in MARCA.com: “In the third round, with Holyfield dominating it, Tyson’s bite occurred. The challenger was fined a point, but in the next round, and to general perplexity, he lunged like a hungry animal at Tyson’s healthy ear. his rival. At that point, the referee ended the embarrassment by disqualifying Mike Tyson.”