Skip to comments.Bad taste: Tyson says Holyfield's ear would have 'been much better' with his rival's BBQ sauce
Posted on 06/30/2012 10:57:33 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Bad taste: Tyson says Holyfield's ear would have 'been much better' with his rival's BBQ sauce
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield trade jokes about infamous ear-biting incident on Twitter
Former heavyweight champ tweets 'Holyfield's ear would've been much better with his new BBQ sauce' as his former rival looks to promote his new product.
It's been 15 years since Mike Tyson had a taste of Evander Holyfield's ear.
On Friday, Tyson let it be known that he would have preferred some dipping sauce to go along with it.
The former undisputed heavyweight champ raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted: "Holyfield's ear would've been much better with his new BBQ sauce."
Holyfield had used the social media forum to promote his new Real Deal BBQ Sauce on Twitter earlier in the day.
"My realdealbbqsauce.com will make you take a bite out of someone's ear! Ask Mike Tyson Luv ya bro!"
Tyson and Holyfield will forever be linked for the chomp that took place when they fought on June 28, 1997.
Tyson, who was trailing on the score cards, bit off a piece of Holyfield's right ear late in the third round, but the fight was allowed to continue. With his appetite not satisfied, Tyson then bit Holyfield's left ear in the closing seconds of the round. Referee Mills Lane disqualified Tyson, who later had his boxing license suspended.
Both fighters have traveled very different paths since the "Bite of the Century." Holyfield, 49, is still fighting and has been in the ring as recently as last year.
Tyson, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, has remained in the public eye since retiring from the sport in 2006. Last week, Tyson announced that he would be teaming up with Spike Lee to bring his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," to Broadway for six nights beginning July 31.
No word yet if it will be sponsored by Real Deal BBQ sauce.
This is probably the strangest endorsement of a meat sauce to date.
I'm just glad that George Foreman was the one that got the endorsement deal for the grillin' machine...
That is worthy of a few minutes of a sit-com piece.
“...bite of the century” ...
Good one DogByte6RER!
Just more proof that Tyson belongs in a cage along with all the other dangerous zoo animals.