History | Premium | Jun 28 2019

Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson rematch: Reliving the night of the bite

Evander Holyfield and key witnesses look back on the moment when Mike Tyson bared his teeth and spat out a chunk of human flesh
Evander Holyfield
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“YEAH, Mike and I, we get along.”

Evander Holyfield is asked about the peculiar bond that has been forged two decades after Mike Tyson reached unprecedented levels of notoriety and depravity. He had turned his attention from hitting his opponent to the head and body with leather gloves to baring his teeth and biting off a chunk of Holyfield’s ear.

“There’s no grudges,” Holyfield continued, nonchalantly. “There shouldn’t be anything from him because I didn’t do nothing to him, but I’ve forgiven him.”