Bruno defeated McCall by decision, but then was soundly beaten by Tyson within three rounds. [1], Tyson and Holyfield fought seven months earlier in Las Vegas. WBA super bantamweight champion Antonio Cermeno defeated challenger Eddy Saenz after his opponent decided not to continue following the fifth round. Holyfield was given the first shot at the new champion and won in a third-round knockout. The bout was Tyson's first defense of the WBA title that he had won from Bruce Seldon on September 7 of that year. Afterward, Tyson took steps to become a power in the heavyweight division while Holyfield went on to win the bronze medal in Los Angeles. With forty seconds remaining in the round, Holyfield got Tyson in a clinch, and Tyson rolled his head above Holyfield's shoulder and bit Holyfield on his right ear. Moorer knocked the previously undefeated Botha out in the final round to retain the title. I do not agree with it but it is what it is...all I know is Mike Tyson has a cut in his eye. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "30: Tyson bites Holyfield's ear in rematch", "Great moments in heavyweight rematch history: Tyson vs Holyfield II and 'The Bite, "Mike Tyson 'wanted to kill' Evander Holyfield", "Tyson Disqualified for Biting Holyfield's Ears", "Mike Tyson Tells Oprah Why He Bit Evander Holyfield – The Sweet Science", "Mike Tyson to induct Evander Holyfield into new boxing hall of fame", "Tragedy Beckons Tyson The Thug, The Quitter", Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Evander_Holyfield_vs._Mike_Tyson_II&oldid=990069050, World Boxing Association heavyweight championship matches, Boxing matches involving Evander Holyfield, June 1997 sports events in the United States, Pages with non-numeric formatnum arguments, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2017, Articles needing additional references from June 2011, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 November 2020, at 16:56. Lane's original decision was to immediately disqualify Tyson, but after the ringside doctor determined that Holyfield was able to continue despite the massive bite, Lane announced he would be deducting two points from Tyson and the fight would continue. Tyson was also fined $3,000,000 and had to serve a period of community service. As the third round was about to begin, Tyson came out of his corner without his mouthpiece. The bout was the first fight pitting the two boxers against each other and it would be followed up with a controversial rematch. At 32 seconds into the second round, Holyfield ducked under a right from Tyson. After Tyson won decisively, a fight was signed for November 18, 1991. Upon reviewing replays, referee Mills Lane stated the headbutts were unintentional and nonpunishable.[2]. The referee … Holyfield, despite being a former champion, was a significant underdog entering the match as he had been rather lackluster in several fights since he returned to fighting in 1995 after a brief retirement. "Bullshit," Lane retorted. The last fight before the main event was contested for the World Boxing Organization championship. As a result, Holyfield remained the WBA Heavyweight champion. by Vanessa Maurel. Mike Tyson, 53 ans, et Evander Holyfield, 57 ans, ont annoncé leur retour sur le ring il y a peu. At the end of the tenth round, a punch from Holyfield sent Tyson staggering across the ring.
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