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Mike Tyson describes what Evander Holyfield’s ear tasted like 25 years on from biting rival in the ring

MIKE TYSON is just as famous for his flashes of madness as his vicious knockouts in the ring.

And one of the heavyweight icon’s most shocking moments came when he bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear.

Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear in an infamous incident almost 25 years ago
Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in an infamous incident almost 25 years agoCredit: AFP
Iron Mike was disqualified in the third round of the 1997 bout in Las Vegas
Iron Mike was disqualified in the third round of the 1997 bout in Las VegasCredit: AFP

Tyson was disqualified from his world heavyweight title showdown against Holyfield almost a quarter of a century ago.

The incident on June 28, 1997 left onlookers at the MGM Grand stunned and has become part of 55-year-old Tyson’s legacy.

Tyson recently even launched his own snacks called ‘Mike Bites’ – ear-shaped edibles infused with marijuana.

And in a recent interview with American radio host Alex Jones, ‘Iron Mike’ opened up on the infamous Holyfield incident.

Tyson was chewing on some of the ‘Mike Bites’ during the interview, when he said: “It tastes better than Evander’s.”

And the former world champion added: “Evander’s ear tastes like a**.”

Tyson was the youngest man ever to be crowned world heavyweight champion aged 20 back in 1986 when he beat Trevor Berbick.

And he’s rumoured to be planning another bout this year at the age of 55.

Iron Mike returned to boxing action after 15 years away when he took on Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition in 2020.

Like Tyson, Floyd Mayweather has been taking part in exhibition fights since ending his 50-0 pro career with his 2017 win over Conor McGregor.

Comparing the two legendary fighters on his podcast, Joe Rogan said: “The difference between Floyd and Mike Tyson is Floyd’s 155lb.

“Mike Tyson’s 220lb, solid as a rock.

“Even if he’s 55-years-old, he’s on all the Mexican supplements. He’s on everything.

“They use electrical muscular stimulation on him.”

There is no suggestion that Tyson has taken any illegal substances.

And any exhibition fight would be likely to carry more lenient rules than a professional bout.

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