Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting the ear of which boxer during their fight? – 2017

Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting the ear of which boxer during their fight?



Evander Holyfield




Answer: On June 28, 1997, in one of the most controversial events in modern sports, Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield on both ears. The first time he bit him the match was temporarily stopped. Referee Mills Lane deducted two points from Tyson and the fight resumed. However, after the match resumed, Tyson did it again: this time Tyson was disqualified and Holyfield won the match. One bite was severe enough to remove a piece of Holyfield’s right ear, which was found on the ring floor after the fight.




Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2011. He reigned as the undisputed champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, being the first and to date only boxer in history to do so, which earned him the nickname of “The Real Deal”.

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