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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.

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Mike Tyson 'returns Evander Holyfield's ear' in Foot Locker commercial

- Foot Locker brings back Kyrie Irving for the Week Of Greatness! See Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield hug it out, Dennis Rodman fly to North Korea, Brett Favre finally walk away, and Craig Sager decide to change his wardrobe

Iron Mike: Tyson's turbulent career – in pictures

A close-up of the injury to the right ear of Evander Holyfield of the USA after Mike Tyson of the USA bit off a piece of it in the third round of their World Heavweight title fight on June 28, 1997 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Mike Tyson of the USA was disqualified by referee Mills Lane.

Jeff Powell: Tyson was fined £2m and banned for life for his bite on Holyfield... Suarez deserves more

Ear's a good example: Mike Tyson was fined £2m and banned for life for his bite on Evander Holyfield

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Evander Holyfield's ear is blooded after having a chunk taken out of it by Mike Tyson in their fight in Las Vegas on June 28th, 1997.

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Evander Holyfield's Hilarious Tweet After World Cup Bite

June 28, 1997 Boxer Mike Tyson bites a big chunk off Evander Holyfield’s ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. He was disqualified. :: Evander Holyfield's Hilarious Tweet After World Cup Bite