21 Years Ago Today Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II – Billed as “The Sound and the Fury” and afterwards infamously referred to as “The Bite Fight”, was a professional boxing match contested on June 28th, 1997 for the WBA heavyweight championship. It achieved notoriety as one of the most bizarre fights in boxing history, after Mike Tyson (50-6-0, 44 KOs) bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s (44-10-2, 29 KOs) ear. Tyson was disqualified from the match and lost his boxing license, though it was later reinstated.
The fight took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The referee officiating the fight was Mills Lane, who was brought in as a late replacement when Tyson’s camp protested the original selection of Mitch Halpern (who officiated the first fight) as the referee.
In this segment our boxing analyst Frank Lotierzo talks about Holyfield vs. Tyson II.
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