A close-up of Evander Holyfield’s ear, which was famously bit into by Mike Tyson during their 1997 fight in Las Vegas. Holyfield is celebrating his 50th birthday on Friday. (Manny Millan/SI) GALLERY: Classic Photos of Evander Holyfield
If you enjoy boxing, you most certainly recognize the name Evander Holyfield. Holyfield was one of the greatest fighters during his time. He retired from h9 Evander Holyfield Facts That Does Not Include Mike Tyson Biting Part of His Ear Off
Mike Tyson 'returns Evander Holyfield's ear' in Foot Locker commercial
After chomping off Evander Holyfield's ear back in 1997 in one of the most famous sporting bouts of all time, Mike Tyson swiftly apologized. But what he didn't do was give the misplaced tissue back - in fact he's been keeping it in formaldehyde all this time. At least, that's the amusing conceit of this new US Footlocker ad.
Tyson and Holyfield fought on June 28, 1997. The most controversial event in modern sports, the fight was stopped at the end of the third round, with Tyson disqualified for biting Holyfield on both ears.