Written in SPORTS the 8/15/2022 2:39 p.m. 25 years ago the world of boxing experienced one of the most controversial, unusual and shocking mo
Written in SPORTS the 8/15/2022 2:39 p.m.
25 years ago the world of boxing experienced one of the most controversial, unusual and shocking moments in history when Mike Tyson bit the ear of Evander Holyfield in their rematch fight.
Mike Tyson He was already one of the most controversial boxers. On February 11, 1990 in Tokyo, Japan, he lost to Buster Douglas. In 1992 he went to prison accused of rape by Desiree Washington; in 1995 he was released and in 1996 he had his second professional boxing loss, Evander Holyfield he knocked him out in 11 rounds on November 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The rematch was agreed for June 28, 1997, but this time Mike Tyson he was carried away by rage and revenge.
Holyfield dominated the fight, was better than Tysonbefore “Iron Mike” bite the ear of your opponent.
Mike Tyson took out all his despair and ripped off a piece of ear a Holyfieldwho incredulously showed referee Mills Lane, who decided to disqualify Tyson to everyone’s surprise.
It wasn’t until the arena screen was shown in slow motion that Mike Tyson bit into Holyfieldthat the world understood what had happened.
Tyson was suspended, he did not fight again until 1999, while Holyfield retained the full World Boxing Association title, but lost part of his earand the fight marked history as “The Bite Fight”.
How was Holyfield’s ear and what happened to the piece that Tyson tore off?
This moment will never be forgotten by boxing, but doubts have made them question what happened to the piece of ear of Holyfield?
According to various media, the former boxer and his then physical trainer, Tim Hallmark, said that he was lost in the ambulance in which he was transported.