Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield fought on June 28, 1997, for the WBA Heavyweight Championship. Tyson bit Holyfield on his right ear and bit a one-inch piece of cartilage from the top of the ear, and Tyson spat out the piece of ear onto the ring floor. Tyson’s second bite just scarred Holyfield’s ear.
About Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II in brief
Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II was a professional boxing match contested on June 28, 1997, for the WBA Heavyweight Championship. It achieved notoriety as one of the most bizarre fights in boxing history, after Tyson bit off part of Holyfield’s ear. Tyson was disqualified from the match and lost his boxing license, though it was later reinstated. The fight took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holyfield surprised Tyson by controlling the contest and knocked him down in the sixth round. After the fight, Holyfield told the fans and the audience that he knew he was going to lose the fight and that Tyson chose to get out in the ring and bite him. Tyson later said he knew from experience that the bites were intentional and said he had told Tyson not to be disqualified by disobeying that order.
Tyson and Holyfield fought seven months earlier in Las Las Vegas. The match was billed as \”the Sound and the Fury\” and afterwards infamously referred to as\”the Bite Fight\” or \”the Bite of ’97\” Tyson bit Holyfield on his right ear and bit a one-inch piece of cartilage from the top of the ear, and Tyson spat out the piece of ear onto the ring floor. The two men continued fighting until time expired. The men walked back to their respective corners, and when the second bite was discovered, the fight was stopped and Tyson went on a rampage at Holyfield and his trainer while they were still in their corner. To protect Holyfield, security surrounded Tyson and Tyson was taken back to his corner by his corner. Tyson’s second bite just scarred Holyfield’s ear.