Mike Tyson Finally Reveals Why He Bit Evander Holyfield's Ear And Says He'd Do It Again
Mike Tyson says he bit Evander Holyfield's ear during their world title bout in 1997 because he was being headbutted.
'Iron' Mike infamously took a chunk out of Holyfield's ear which led to his disqualification.
The boxing legend has revealed that he was furious with his opponent and claims he WOULD do it again.
Recalling his WBA heavyweight championship clash against Holyfield, he said: "I bit him because I wanted to kill him."
Tyson continued: "I was really mad about my head being bumped and everything.
"I really lost consciousness of the whole fight. It took me out of my fight plan and everything."
#OnThisDay in 1997, Evander @holyfield defended the WBA heavyweight title with an infamous 3rd round disqualification of Mike Tyson, who twice bit Holyfield's ear, in Las Vegas - "The Bite Fight" #boxing #history pic.twitter.com/60bhZJD5OQ
- Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) June 28, 2020
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Asked if he would bite his ear again, the returning icon replied: "I say, 'No, never ever again.'
"But I might do it again. Well, if he does what he was doing to get bitten, I would bite him again. Yeah."
A trilogy bout between Tyson and Holyfield had been mooted until he opted to face Roy Jones Jr.
The 54-year-old is set to return to the ring for an exhibition contest with Jones Jr on November 28.
And he's in phenomenal shape ahead of his first fight since 2005.
The American fighter shared an image of himself in his iconic black trunks on social media.
Tyson vs. Jones Jr headlines a card from Los Angeles which also features Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson and Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan.
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