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Do you blame Mike Tyson for biting Evander Holyfield's ear?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by kolcade4, May 6, 2010.



  1. Duodenum

    Duodenum Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Well, at least he spit the ear piece back out, instead of swallowing.
     
  2. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    So True, D.Thank God he didn't eat it.His career would have gone to certain levels he didn't want it too.
     
  3. TBooze

    TBooze Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    See, he put the cause back; I always telling the Misses to swa....

    No, that is too much info;)
     
  4. bald_head_slick

    bald_head_slick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I blame the ref. Holyfield's father must have been a billy goat!
     
  5. werety

    werety Active Member Full Member

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    Yes he should be blamed but I think its a stretch when people say Tyson strategically bit holyfield's ear as a cowardly way out of the fight. Mike Tyson's just a ****ing crazy guy and it makes more sense that he responded to being fouled in a crazy way, not so much that he used it as a way to get out of a losing battle.
     
  6. punchy

    punchy Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Could you explain to me how headbutting Tyson was intelligent, this is one of the worst fouls you can do in a fight and the ref s used to let Holyfield get away with it, Look what happened to Danny Green when he did it to Marcus Beyer in their first fight he was DQ.
     
  7. lefthook31

    lefthook31 Boxing Junkie booted

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    I think Holyfield should have not tried to butt Tyson and I think looking back he does too. He should have just tried to beat his ass. Tyson really didnt start falling apart in the first fight until after he was headbutted. In fact at one point in the first fight, he tried to ram his head into Holyfields to get out of that fight.
    Holyfield knew Tyson would fall apart if he cut him up. As Ive said, I dont think Tyson would have looked for a way out of the fight if he wasnt cut up, he was trying really hard, but after the second round, he left the corner without his mouthpiece. I think at that point he knew exactly what he was going to do because he felt like he couldnt win. If you watch the very end of the commentary when Jim Gray interviewed Tyson near his dressing room, he didnt let anyone touch his cuts because he wanted the cameras to see how badly he was cut over both eyes. Tyson looked like he was going to kill anyone that said the wrong thing to him, and Im sure Gray was very nervous giving that interview. :lol:
     
  8. punchy

    punchy Well-Known Member Full Member

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    My point is how did Holyfield know Tyson would fall apart if he was headbutted, If Tyson left his corner without the mouthpiece he had something in mind as retaliation, but it is complete rubbish that this was planned by Holyfield in any way so that Tyson would look for a way out.

    Tyson's actions were spur of the moment, Holyfield's actions were to influence the outcome of the fight, no one likes being butted he used it as a weapon but it was probably not intended to cut Tyson the way it did. but any premeditation you have to be kidding.
     
  9. lefthook31

    lefthook31 Boxing Junkie booted

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    I think your misunderstanding me. I didn't say Holyfield tried to cut Tyson up and didn't really like how it reflected on the fights but he did intentionally use his head as not only a weapon but a way to protect his chin. It's how his style evolved. Moreso once he came off his toes and began to fight more flat footed.