We Remember: Mike Tyson Bites Evander Holyfield's Ear, Gets Disqualified

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 28, 2014

28 Jun 1997:  Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson lock heads during their heavyweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Holyfield won the fight when Tyson was disqualified in the third round for biting Holyfield twice. Mandatory Cr
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Mike Tyson is one of the most famous boxers of all time, and, while he was a very accomplished fighter, he'll always be remembered for what he did to Evander Holyfield.

Saturday marks the 17-year anniversary of Tyson biting off part of Holyfield's ear during their fight. Tyson was disqualified because of it and even temporarily lost his boxing license. 

28 Jun 1997:  Referee Mills Lane looks on as Evander Holyfield points to his bleeding ear after Tyson bit him twice in the third round of their heavyweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Holyfield won the fight when Lane disqua
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Holyfield sent out a few tweets regarding the anniversary, including a terrific new Footlocker commercial.

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