Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mike Tyson to Induct Evander Holyfield into the Boxing Hall of Fame


Back in 1997 Mike Tyson famously bit a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's ear during their highly anticipated championship rematch.

In proof that time heals all wounds, literally, Mike Tyson will induct his former nemesis into the Boxing Hall of Fame…

It was announced earlier this week that Mike Tyson will deliver the presenting speech for Evander Holyfield's induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9th at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.

Fun Facts: After the 1997 biting incident Mike Tyson had his boxing license revoked by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and was fined $3 million dollars. Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield remained staunch enemies until 2009 when Mike publicly apologized to Evander on the Oprah Winfrey show.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ironic but not uncool!

Anonymous said...

I just loathe how they leave out the numerous illegal headbutts (from holyfield) that lead to Tyson eating his ear off...IMO when Tyson bit off his ear that's when the fight STARTED!!

Anyhoo congrats is in order to holyfield #congrats

And Tyson is (my opinion) the greatest !! Love to see him make those 6 feet + niggas shake like strippers...#ironmike #teamcancer #survivors #bornfighters #bornlovers

Anonymous said...

Say what you will about Tyson, but I respect his hustle to remain relevant.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo! I'm glad they are friends.

Anonymous said...

Mike Tyson was once labeled as the the quintessential brute; the stereotypical black savage. Hated by everyone everywhere. He was one of the greatest boxers of all time and he helped ruin his career. He bit off a piece of Evander's ear and that's all what was talked about for weeks on ESPN, boxing magazines, barbershops, etc.

But look at these two now! WOW! They have a mutual respect for one another and can laugh and joke about it.

If these two modern day gladiators can make up and let the past go, why can't some of these idiots "celebs" on social media do the same? SMH! They'll beef about whose got the deepest pussy or better lacefront and not speak for a year.

Wow....I never thought I would live to see the day when Mike Tyson is an example of logical, maturity and reason!

YOU GO, IRON MIKE! #stillthebaddestmanontheplanet

Anonymous said...

@11:25, THANK YOU!

I remember watching that fight! Evander is notorious for headbutting anyway but he cut Tyson twice. Mike was frustrated and he bit him, lol. Now he shouldn't have done that but Holyfield was really on some bullshit.

BTW...for those of you who say Mike was weak, only had power punches is BULLSHIT. TRUE..Holyfield fought him but he didn't fight the MIKE IN HIS PRIME. Mike is a short heavy weight and with a reach disadavantage. He was able to utilize that "peek-a-boo" fight style taught by Cuss D'amato (Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres used that style at times but worked better for Mike) and would get in on those taller heavy weights and knock the shit out of them.

MIKE WAS BAD AS HELL. RECOGNIZE!

Bee Gee said...

Mike was a champ in the ring, but kind of a bum at life. When I look at that picture up there, I can't help but to immediately think about how much more these two men should have been out of the ring. Mike's definitely been making a recovery by become a media darling and seizing lots of hollywood type opportunities, but Holyfield, smh.

Together, these two men have probably squandered more than a half-billion dollars. Good to see Holyfield get his due though.

Anonymous said...

I could probably forgive someone for accidentally shooting or stabbing me. but I don't think I could forgiven you biting my ear off. IJS

Anonymous said...

Rhymes w/ "see me" u a bum on the blogs #thenerve #getoverurself #quitblowinsmokeupyaownass #no1currswhatuthink #niggaugay

Anonymous said...

[Holyfield] You forgive him for biting off your ear, but don't let this cannibal induct you into the boxing hall of fame. He tried to eat your ear for lunch.

Anonymous said...

wear some ear muffs................

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they would still be friends if Mike bit his dickhead off instead of his ear!

Anonymous said...

put some hot sauce on the ears!

Anonymous said...

Dats wassup

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