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Roy Jones Jr Insures Ears Ahead Of Mike Tyson Comeback Fight

Roy Jones Jr Insures Ears Ahead Of Mike Tyson Comeback Fight

By Mike Parrott

Roy Jones Jr has reportedly insured his ears ready for his highly-anticipated comeback fight against Mike Tyson in September. Tyson infamously bit a chunk off Evander Holyfield's ear back in a boxing match in 1997.

With the world edging closer to the highly-anticipated return of Mike Tyson and his opponent Roy Jones Jr, more stories of their preparations should start coming out.

One in particular story though is a surprise while also being completely right, that Jones Jr will be insuring his ears in anticipation of his comeback fight vs Tyson.

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According to Russia Today, Jones Jr's manager Zsolt Barna says he deems it necessary to insure against a "possible extraordinary case" of Tyson chomping down an ear once again. Barna "is anticipating a repeat" of Tyson's shameful actions all those years ago against Holyfield.

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Tyson infamously bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear in 1997 and was promptly disqualified after the incident. Tyson and Holyfield have settled their differences since and are now good pals as they both embark on boxing comebacks.

It is an eight-round exhibition bout that will take place in California. Both of the fighters have been told not to go for a knockout win - but Tyson has other ideas.

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When asked if he will be hunting for a KO, Tyson told TMZ: "If the opportunity comes, I'm always looking for it."

What do you think of Roy Jones Jr's new insurance policy?

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr, Boxing, Evander Holyfield