Mike Tyson And Evander Holyfield Sit Down And Discuss The Infamous Ear Bite
Evander Holyfield has sat down with Mike Tyson on the latter's podcast and discussed the infamous ear bite.
Tyson bit part of Holyfield's ear off during their fight in 1997 and was disqualified.
It went down as one of the most infamous incidents in boxing history and the duo sat down to discuss it on 'Hotboxin With Mike Tyson'.
The 57-year-old explained why he ultimately came to forgive Tyson despite losing a part of his ear.
Per TMZ, he said:
"People keep asking, 'How are you gonna forgive somebody?'" Holyfield says. "I say, everything that ever happened, at some point in time, I did it."
Season two sparks off with the Bite Heard Around the World. The two Heavyweight Champs chat about Evander's hilarious start to boxing and going head to head in one of the most infamous battles of professional sports. https://t.co/QteHSXXHmD pic.twitter.com/11Aouoa0Zg
- Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson (@hotboxinpodcast) November 11, 2019
The two have frequently been pictured together following the incident 22 years ago so time seems to have healed the wound.
Holyfield went on to say that he once bit someone as well but it was not on the global stage like their fight at the MGM Grand Arena.
"Mike bit me, I say I bit somebody too ... it just wasn't on TV.
"I bit a guy in his shoulder. He dropped me, and I didn't know when you had a concussion, you'll bite too."
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- Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) November 11, 2019
Holyfield didn't name who he had bit and followed up that who it was did get in contact with him after Tyson bit him.
He says that he was swift to remind him of what he'd done.
"He said, remember when you bit me?
"I said I sure did, b***h! You shouldn't have grabbed me!"
Tyson went on to joke that he made back the $3 million fine he had to pay by taking photos with fans who wanted to reenact the bite.
Holyfield also discussed the incident with Joe Rogan on the UFC commentator's podcast last month.
Per talkSPORT, 'The Real Deal' was told that 'The Baddest Man Alive' was set to pull an outrageous stunt for their second fight.
Interesting revelation on the Joe Rogan Podcast.
Evander Holyfield stated after being bitten by Mike Tyson, his initial instinct to retaliate was to bite Mike Tyson's face. But he controlled himself. pic.twitter.com/D28kZbuvej
- Boxing Kingdom (@BoxingKingdom14) October 9, 2019
"This prophet before the fight said 'he'll do something in your face area but you've got to stay focused'.
"I thought it was going to be an elbow or a headbutt, but I never ever thought in my life he would bite me on the ear."
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