What caused Tyson to bite Holyfields ear?

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  1. DS Phil Hunter

    DS Phil Hunter Active Member Full Member

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    Mike Tyson admitted he was headbutting Evander Holyfield first so Holyfield said he kept headbutting him back :crazylick:

    I guess when he realised the headbutts didn't have the desired effect he changed tactics.
     
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  2. Pugguy

    Pugguy Ingo, The Thinking Man’s GOAT Full Member

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    Tyson’s less often heard excuse is that rather than hearing Lane instruct “Let’s get it on”’he thought he heard Mills say “Let’s chow it down”.

    Bad joke? Maybe. But perhaps so bad that it bottoms out only to bounce itself back up into the realm of good, right? No?

    Okay, just bad. Got it.
     
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  3. Frankus

    Frankus Active Member Full Member

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    Lol nice one mate
     
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  4. Pugguy

    Pugguy Ingo, The Thinking Man’s GOAT Full Member

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    Great fighters always have a backup plan. Ear ear for Mike.
     
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  5. Frankus

    Frankus Active Member Full Member

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    I was only a teenager but was thoroughly disappointed by the outcome of this fight. Couldn’t believe Tyson could be so dirty. But as I have become more seasoned formed a slightly different view - I think his eye was still well and truly in the fight and he was landing some decent combinations. He should have stuck it out and I think he may have won. Oh well. I wish the Heavyweight landscape of today was only a fraction as exciting as it was back then. At least the best fought one another regularly. I miss the 80s/90s boxing matchups.
     
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  6. MAD_PIGE0N

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    He went crazed because everything he was good at turned out to be ineffective against the slickness of Evander. Probably he never felt that helpless before and after.
     
  7. mirexxa

    mirexxa Heavyweight Champ Full Member

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    It was a retaliation from all the intentional headbutts
     
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  8. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Because Evander fought like a dirty mule
     
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  9. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah,his cornermen forgot to bring Mike's packed lunch to his corner.
     
  10. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It’s always funny to see Tyson fans complain about Evander being dirty … in a fight where Mike TWICE bit the guy’s ear (and taking a chunk out of it).

    Not to mention all the times Mike tried to break an opponent’s arm or commit other illegal acts. Go look at the Ruddock fights and you’ll run out of fingers and toes counting Mike’s repeated fouls.

    But Mike’s always gotta be a victim and always got to have an excuse, lol.
     
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  11. Pugguy

    Pugguy Ingo, The Thinking Man’s GOAT Full Member

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    It was a real shock at the time - perhaps not as much of one relative to the realm of Mike’s world but still crazy…..I agree though that the HW division was much compelling in those decades than it is now…the most people can get excited about is Fury talking about fighting Usyk…forget about him actually getting into the ring with him…
     
  12. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Frustration.
    A man he couldn't intimidate mentally or physically ......
    He did what most bullies do when they do run into
    that man....
    Find away out.
     
  13. Tockah

    Tockah Ingo's Bingo Full Member

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    It is cute that they're business partners and on good terms now.
     
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  14. Tockah

    Tockah Ingo's Bingo Full Member

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    I think you hit the nail on the head. Tyson needs to find some dominance in a fight or he falters.

    Holyfield was beating Tyson thoroughly and Tyson doesn't perform well when he's losing. He never got a foothold on Holyfield, and became extremely frustrated, this isn't even to mention the headbutting Tyson alleges Holyfield did but I cannot recall if thats true. its been awhile since i watched the tape of their fight.
     
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  15. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

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