“2 Great Fighters With an Amazing Legacy”: 26-Years After Controversial Fight, Evander Holyfield Sharing Mike Tyson’s Heartfelt Remark Leaves the Boxing World Stunned

Published 09/05/2023, 9:03 AM EDT

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Twenty-six years have passed since the ‘Bite Fight.’ The fight took place on June 28, 1997. The venue was the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. However, little did anybody know that the bout would go down in the pages of history. In the third round of the fight, Mike Tyson bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear in this shocking match. Moreover, the fight came with grave repercussions for ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’

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After the fight, Tyson faced disqualification, a $3 million fine, and a temporary boxing ban. However, today, the narrative has changed. Holyfield has shared a touching message from Tyson on social media. The boxing world is in awe. Who could have imagined such a turnaround from two men at the heart of a scandal? In the post he shared we see Mike acknowledging ‘The Real Deal’s goodwill in forgiving him. Furthermore, he also expressed his reverence for Evander in the post.

Fans touched by Hollyfield’s forgiveness of Mike Tyson

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Evander Holyfield recently posted a heartwarming message by Mike Tyson on Facebook. Moreover, he captioned the post, “Believe in God, and forgiveness comes easy.” This statement resonates deeply. Both men were once at the center of boxing’s most shocking moment—the 1997 ear-biting incident. Now, 26 years later, they share wisdom and show remarkable personal growth. Furthermore, Evander’s forgiveness for ‘Iron Mike’ has elevated the deep respect fans have for both of them.

Fans have a lot to say about these two legendary boxers. One fan exclaimed, “That’s amazing I’d love to meet you both but obviously nearer Wii ace statement your both brilliant.”

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Then, Another weighed in, saying, “2 great fighters with an amazing legacy. That spar with Mike Tyson in Colardo Springs gave Evander Holyfield a psychological edge over Mike Tyson. What ever happened in the spar as amateurs both fighters knew deep down what would happen if both fighters met in the ring in the near or distant future. 13 years later the fight happened & Holyfield was victorious.”

Further praise came from a fan who noted, “Mike is such a better man these days. I truly like the guy. I always had mad respect for his skills in ring and now I do outside the squared circle too.”

Another observed, “Evander always hides the ear that was bitten in most of his pictures. Glad there friends. I mean Tyson did give him his ear back!! Lol. Evander is a super good guy for being able to forgive!!”

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Next, a fan summed up the essence of the post by saying: “If that’s the worst (or one of worst) moment(s) of your life, you’re blessed beyond words, Real Deal…”

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The journey of Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson serves as a testament to the transformative power of forgiveness and personal growth. Their recent interactions have not only stunned the boxing world but also provided a lesson in humility and maturity. As these two great fighters continue to shape their amazing legacies, one can’t help but wonder what other surprises they have in store for us.

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Tanya Tewari

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