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October 17, 2017

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Tyson to present Holyfield for induction into Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame


Marsh Starks / Las Vegas Sun / Las Vegas News Bureau Photo

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield clinch in the corner as referee Mills Lane rushes in to separate them during their heavyweight championship bout at the MGM Grand on June 28, 1997. Tyson bit off part of Holyfield’s ear during the match, which resulted in Tyson’s disqualification.

Former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield have come a long way since 1997, when Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield's ear in the third round and was disqualified in their infamous championship rematch.

Over the years, they have put their ill feelings for each other to bed and even appeared in a recent television commercial spoofing the biting incident.

Tyson and Holyfield will be together again when Tyson serves as presenter for Holyfield's induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on Aug. 9 at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.

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