WATCH: Mike Tyson’s Greatest Rival Evander Holyfield Gets his Ear Adjusted

Published 10/06/2020, 4:30 PM EDT

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All-time Heavyweight Great Evander Holyfield has a lot of great memories to look back at. He has been through several battles and bad-blood rivalries during his journey.

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However, his feud with Mike Tyson remains to be the most popular one. While ‘The Real Deal’ had to sacrifice a piece of his ear in the process, he still reminisces the incident after 23 years of it’s happening.

Evander Holyfield is 57 now, and he is eyeing a return to the ring. Thus, he has already started his training. Recently, he connected with Dr. Beau Hightower to discuss umpteen things about his next voyage.

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Holyfield couldn’t avoid the infamous “ear-bite” incident during the interaction. Talking about the injuries he has suffered in boxing, Dr. Beau analyzed ‘Real Deal’s’ physique. No way he could avoid the heavyweight gladiator’s ear.

Evander Holyfield will always carry that scar!!!

In his recent episode, Dr. Beau Hightower got to touch one of the most controversial elements in the history of heavyweight boxing – Holyfield’s ear.

While he was massaging and chatting with the former world champion, he got to know about the ear-bite incident.

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“You didn’t know what Mike Tyson did right there? He got a little piece of it,” Evander Holyfield told Hightower. The chiropractor then adjusted his ear along with several other body parts.

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The ‘Bite Fight’ was the most talked-about event of the 80s when Mike Tyson was disqualified for his actions inside the ring. However, it had several other elements to it.

Coming off a shocking knockout loss to Holyfield in November 1996, Tyson bagged the rematch in June 1997. However, Tyson did not have much to offer as ‘The Real Deal’ dominated the fight from the early rounds.

Things turned hideous when Tyson got a hold of Holyfield and bit his ear twice in the match. While he was warned after the first bite, he still attacked with another one. As a result, Holyfield was awarded the victory.

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Tyson has announced his comeback against four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition battle on November 28.

Meanwhile, Holyfield is also looking for a way to get back inside the ring. Hence, we can expect a trilogy bout between them.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.
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