TDISH: The Bite Fight

On June 28, 1997, one of the most anticipated boxing matches of recent memory was being hyped as the “Sound and the Fury” – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield, the Rematch.  The fight was to be for the Heavyweight Championship.  In one of the most bizarre twists in boxing history, Holyfield accidentally headbutted Tyson during the Second Round and had no points deducted, infuriating Tyson and his corner.  Early in the Third Round, Tyson had his revenge – he bit Holyfield’s right ear lobe – taking off a chunk.  This resulted in massive confusion, but the fight continued.  Shortly later, Tyson bit Holyfield again, this time the left ear – taking off an even bigger piece!  Tyson was immediately disqualified by the referee and resulted in a suspension of about 1 year for the boxer.  Take a look at the video below!

Weinberg, Rick. “30: Tyson bites Holyfield’s ear in rematch.ESPN. 9 August 2004.
Featured Image: “Holyfield vs. Tyson II.

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