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Mike Tyson Gave Evander Holyfield A Piece Of His Ear Back In The Worst TV Advert Ever

Mike Tyson Gave Evander Holyfield A Piece Of His Ear Back In The Worst TV Advert Ever

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield once reunited for a TV advert which poked fun at the famous ear bite scandal.

Tyson was disqualified for biting a chunk of Holyfield's ear off during their WBA Heavyweight Championship match in 1997.

The incident has gone down as one of boxing's greatest controversies but the duo have patched up their differences since.

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Both men starred in Foot Locker's 'Week of Greatness' campaign in 2006 and we were treated to some of the worst acting ever.

'Iron Mike' turns up at Holyfield's front door saying "I'm sorry Evander", before giving the confused 'Real Deal' a box.

"It's your ear," Tyson then states in the most unconvincing fashion ever.

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Holyfield musters up the response of "My ear," which is exactly how you'd react nine years after being bitten by a fierce rival.

Tyson then says: "I kept that in formaldehyde," as the two hug following the bizarre exchange.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

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Holyfield recently revealed that he is 'glad' Tyson bit his ear 23 years ago and that he holds no grudges against his former rival.

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"It don't bother me. It cost me a lot of grief but I'm glad it happened because it gave me an opportunity to talk about what forgiveness is," he explained.

"If somebody breaks into your house you don't think, 'How can I break into theirs?' What people don't know is Mike is a lot more knowledgeable than they think. They think he is crazy, but he's a businessperson now. You can't be the same way when you get older."

Both men are currently training for a boxing comeback and 57-year-old Holyfield said he would gladly have a trilogy bout with 'The Baddest Man on the Planet'.

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"We have a different mindset, but I don't have to trust Mike when it comes to boxing. Why? I can box. I wouldn't get in there with nobody if I wasn't in shape," he added.

"Look, we are going three rounds. It's not ten or fifteen. Maybe there'll be headgear. My intention is not to knock someone out, but you've got 16oz gloves and you get good shots in sparring too. I look after myself. I'm OK with head shots. You better believe that if he goes at my head I'm going at his. I'm going to be shooting at his head anyway with jabs.

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"The difference is if I hurt him I'm not going to rush in and try and get him out of there. I'll pull back. This is a way for me to talk to young people."

Featured Image Credit: Foot Locker

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Funny, Legends, Evander Holyfield

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.