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09/07/1997 Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear

Mike Tyson was banned from professional boxing by the NSAC for 15 months after he twice sunk his teeth into Evander Holyfield's ears during a clinch in their rematch. Tyson was not able to control himself. It took 90 minutes of surgery and 8 stitches to close his ear.


  • Essentials 

  • Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II 

  • Background 

  • Match 

  • Aftermath