Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield Personally Signed "The Bite Fight", Framed

  • Product SKU: BO416
  • Edition: 1
  • Framed Size: 720 x 600 (mm)
  • Signature: Personally Signed by Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield
  • Certificate of Authenticity: Yes, PSA/DNA (USA)

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Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, both world boxing champions, are perhaps best known for their second bout which became forever remembered as "The Bite Fight".

Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson's second fight, called "The Sound and the Fury", was contested on June 28, 1997 for the WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World. Their first fight had ended in a Holyfield victory by TKO.

The fight took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight began with Holyfield dominating Tyson. Holyfield won the first two rounds. At 2:19 of the first round, an overhand right from Holyfield stunned Tyson, but Tyson fought back immediately pushing Holyfield backwards. 32 seconds into Round Two, Holyfield ducked under a right from Tyson, in doing so, head butting Tyson and opening a large cut over his right eye, though trainer Ritchie Giachetti believed the cut happened in the first round. Tyson had repeatedly complained about head-butting in the first bout between the two. Upon reviewing replays, Mills Lane stated the headbutts were unintentional and nonpunishable.

As the third round was about to begin, Tyson came out of his corner without his mouthpiece. Lane ordered Tyson back to his corner to insert it. Tyson inserted his mouthpiece, got back into position and the match resumed. Tyson began the third round with a furious attack. With forty seconds remaining in the round Holyfield got Tyson in a clinch, and Tyson rolled his head above Holyfield's shoulder and bit Holyfield on his right ear, avulsing a one-inch piece of cartilage from the top of the ear, and spitting out the piece of ear on the ring floor. As Holyfield shrieked in pain and jumped in circles, he managed to push Tyson away at which Lane called for a time-out.

Exactly 25 minutes after the brawl ended, announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. read the decision: "Ladies and gentlemen, this bout has been stopped at the end of round number three, the referee in charge, Mills Lane, disqualifies Mike Tyson for biting Evander Holyfield in both ears, the winner by way of disqualification and still the WBA Champion of the world, Evander 'The Real Deal' Holyfield!" Holyfield won the WBA's boxing championship, prize, money and trophy because of Tyson's disqualification.

Tyson was sentenced with a permanent suspension from boxing and his license cancelled forever. Tyson was also fined $3,000,000 and had to serve long hours of community service. After one year of sorrow, after an appeal in court Mike Tyson was given back his job as a boxer and his license was official again. When Tyson and Holyfield retired from boxing they befriended each other and are now close friends today.

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