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Mike Tyson’s Thoughts on $100 Million ‘Bite-Fight’ Against Evander Holyfield, 23 Years Later — ‘I Would’ve Bit His Nose, His Lips, Anything’

Mike Tyson participated in a number of highly publicized boxing matches, but none compare to his epic 1997 rematch with Evander Holyfield for the heavyweight championship. The two had squared off for the first time several months prior, with Tyson losing the match after the referee stopped the fight in the 11th round. Expectations were high for the match, and the $100 million worth of ticket sales proved it. The match generated 1.9 million pay-per-view buys, and Tyson was getting paid $30 million for the competition. As the defending heavyweight champ, Holyfield received $33 million. Unfortunately, fans never got the rematch they deserved because Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear, forcing the referee to stop the match in the third round. 23 years later, Tyson looked back on the incident and admitted he would’ve bitten any part of Holyfield that was vulnerable.