Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson (2nd meeting)

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1997-06-28 : Mike Tyson 218 lbs lost to Evander Holyfield 218 lbs by DQ in round 3 of 12

WBA Heavyweight Title
Referee: Mills Lane
Judges: Jerry Roth, Chuck Giampa, Duane Ford

Tyson rocked in the first round by a right. Early in the third round Tyson finally gains the initiative before losing control and being disqualified for twice biting Holfield's ear. Tyson claimed he was retaliating for headbutting by Holyfield. Holyfield required plastic surgery to repair the ear. The Nevada State Athletic Commission fined Tyson $3 million dollars and revoked his boxing license (which it reinstated in October 1998).

Declared The Ring magazine's "Event of the Year".

Tysonholybite.jpg (AP photo/Mark Terrill) Holyfield ear.jpg