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#TBT Mike Tyson Vs. Holyfield II

The Bite Fight!

June 29, 2017

Mike Tyson is one of my favorite fighters of all time.  There are few men who have stepped in a boxing ring who are/were more vicious than Iron Mike.  He's calmed down a bit as he's gotten older, but don't forget, dude was an absolute savage in his prime.  Make no mistake, he was NOT a nice person.  Just YouTube some of his trash talk videos if you need supporting evidence.

I'll never forget watching the 2nd Tyson/Holyfield fight.  I was 11 years old, watching the fight on my TV with a pint of Pecan Pie flavored Ben and Jerry's ice cream (Do they still make that flavor? It was the ISH!).  Although I liked Holyfield, I was rooting for Mike since he was from a few miles south from me in the Catskills of Upstate, NY.  My young eyes couldn't believe what I was seeing when Mike totally lost his cool and knawed at "The Real Deal's" face.  I thought Holyfield was messing around, trying to get a point reduction or something (this was before high def TV), but in the replay it was clear... Did Tyson just BITE. HIS. EAR OFF???  Yes, children.  Yes he did.  Oy vey!  

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the fight and, today, it is still one of the most outrageous moments in the history of sports.  Re-live the moment now:

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