What caused Tyson to bite Holyfields ear?

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  1. Dempsey1238

    Dempsey1238 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Most fighters have the eye of the tiger, Tyson was different, he had the stomach of the Tiger.

     
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  2. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The answer to the topic is pretty simple: there are many ways to quit, and Tyson chose this one.

    He was warned severely (and penalized) after the first bite and as soon as they resumed he went back to trying to bite again. This wasn’t a case where he snapped (although I guess he did if we definite it as snapped like a snapping turtle), it was a calculated decision to do it again because he wanted out of the ring.

    He figured better to get DQ’d than to take the whupping that he knew was coming.
     
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  3. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He was losing...so he QUIT!!! No big secret...no conspiracy...he quit! Tyson is looked at now as a guy who "folded up" when things didn't go his way! If you stand up to him...you've got him! End of story! The younger generation of boxing "fans" have him as a beast...beating Joe Louis...Jack Dempsey...Rocky Marciano...Muhammad Ali. Nothing is further from the truth! He never walked thru the fire to win a fight...he never got up on the canvas to win a fight...and he never came from behind to win a fight. "Nuff said!"
     
  4. TheMikeLake

    TheMikeLake Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I always thought he was pretty fair, but firm when he needed to be.
     
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  5. Storm-Chaser

    Storm-Chaser Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You are mistaken, holyfield head butted him again. We Tyson on video during a post fight interview explaining exactly why hee bit Evan Fields ears. And it wasn't to quit as some might want you to believe, just watch the video for yourself it explains everything just as I have laid it out here. Main takeaway here is that Tyson had enough of the violent Headbutts after holyfield opened a huge gash above his left eye, at least 1/4' deep. And 2-3 inches in length. That was the boiling point for Tyson. Aand he addressed it in the ring.
     
  6. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He was buddy, he was no nonsense.
     
  7. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tyson would never have beaten Holyfield after prison, he wasnt there mentally.

    However this is food for thought:


    Holyfield was far dirtier than visible to the naked eye.
     
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  8. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  9. BoB Box

    BoB Box Rollin with the punches Full Member

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    Not to be off subject but your most recent Avatar is the best one yet! I would ask her name but it makes no difference. Absolutely beautiful!
     
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  10. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Better keep on eye on your avatar Pug. Ha Ha
     
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  11. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Oh no. it could be the return of Naughty Polly, The Parrot.
     
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  12. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes, she is gorgeous. I was born a number of decades too late. Her name is Beverly Garland.
     
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  13. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours avatar. Ha.

    Polly hasn’t been seen or heard for along time. Two words - witness protection.
     
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  14. BoB Box

    BoB Box Rollin with the punches Full Member

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    Sorry if i offended you by coming on to your Avatar. I just couldent help myself. Lol.
    In all seriousness though this is your best one yet.
     
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  15. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    All good. She’s my “trophy” avatar - she is meant to be admired. :D
     
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