Mike Tyson Ear Biting
Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II, billed as "the Sound and the Fury" and afterwards infamously referred to as "the Bite Fight" or "the Bite of '97" was a professional boxing match contested on June 28, 1997, for the WBA Heavyweight Championship. It achieved notoriety as one of the most bizarre fights in boxing history, after Tyson bit off part of Holyfield's ear. Tyson was disqualified from the match and lost his boxing license, though it was later reinstated.
The fight generated a total revenue of 0 million (equivalent to 7 million adjusted for inflation), from live gate, pay-per-view, closed-circuit telecasts, foreign television rights, and casino profits.
As a result of biting Holyfield on both ears and other behavior, Tyson's boxing license was revoked by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and he was fined million plus legal costs. The revocation was not permanent; slightly more than a year later on October 18, 1998, the commission voted 4–1 to restore Tyson's license.
- Name: Mike Tyson
- Gender: male
- Age: 54
- Height: 5'10" (1.78m)
- Birthday: 1966-06-30
- Net Worth: $10,000,000
- Nationality: us
- Occupation: Professional Boxer, Actor, Film Producer, Athlete