20 years ago Mike Tyson bit his ear to Evander Holyfield


Celebrity News: Boxing is considered a sport in which it overflows adrenaline and action that is reflected in the technique of punching with the fists to an opponent inside a quadrilateral.

It resembles art in the combination of striking with speed, strength, precision, and forcefulness to defeat the rival.

Twenty years ago, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, reigning heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield gave Mike Tyson a rematch. An expected combat and in which much action was wanted.

But on June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson broke the canons of boxing: Tackled his opponent, that is, bit Evander Holyfield. Possibly the most embarrassing chapter in the history of boxing.

Mike Tyson, the youngest heavyweight champion, won his first crown in 1986 with 20 years and four months when he knocked out Trevor Berbick, came to that fight after losing the crown seven years before surprisingly before James “Buster” Douglas.

Tyson spent more than four years without stepping on a ring because of a six-year prison sentence for the rape charge of Desire Washington, an aspiring “miss.”

The call “Ironman” came to the fight against Holyfield, who dispossessed “Buster” Douglas of the titles he had won to Tyson.

Later, Holyfield won the first fight with Tyson. It was a duel of much controversy since the referee did not sanction a header of Holyfield, practice to which the one of Alabama was very fond, in the sixth assault that it opened an eyebrow and decentered to the Brooklyn fighter. Seven months later he granted the revenge.

The story was repeated and Holyfield again took advantage of his head in the second round, raising an eyebrow at Tyson, who waited for the next round to start in an incident that circled the world. Then relive this moment.

Tyson first bit the champion’s right ear. A small lobe of Holyfield’s ear would later be found on the “ring” canvas. Millis Lane’s referee sanctioned Tyson with two points. After the fight resumed, there was another hug and another bite of Tyson, now in Holyfield’s left ear.

The assault was completed, but shortly afterward the referee decreed the disqualification by confirming that he had again bitten his opponent.


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20 years ago Mike Tyson bit his ear to Evander Holyfield

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