Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield team up to launch ear-shaped Marijuana edibles after their infamous bite fight in 1997
Twenty-five years after Mike Tyson bit a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's ear, the pair are teaming up to release a cannabis gummy collection called 'Holy Ears'.
The weed gummies are shaped like an ear with a section missing, mirroring the damage done to Holyfield during the infamous 1997 fight that cost the undisputed heavyweight champ his boxing licence and a fine upwards of $3million.
Twenty-five years after Mike Tyson left a chunk missing from Evander Holyfield's ear, the pair are teaming up to release a cannabis gummy collection together called 'Holy Ears'
'From Mike Bites to Holy Ears, now cannabis fans around the world can experience the same wellness benefits that plant-based products have brought me,' Mike Tyson says.
The weed gummies are shaped like an ear with a section missing where Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield's ear during the infamous 1997 fight that cost the undisputed heavyweight champ his boxing license and a fine upwards of $3million
'It's a privilege to reunite with my former opponent and now long-time friend, and turn years of fights and knockouts into a partnership that can make a positive impact and heal people.'
Holyfield says he was honoured when Tyson offered him the opportunity to get involved, and says he hadn't tried cannabis until he was offered his first Holy Ears sample.
'I wanted to make sure I got home and didn't do anything to anyone,' he told the Huffington Post
'I ate it and laid down. I woke up the next morning and was like, whoa.'
Tyson launched his cannabis company in November 2021. In addition to being the company's co-founder, he is the chief brand officer.
Holyfield says he was honoured when offered the opportunity by Tyson and says he hadn't tried cannabis until he was offered his first Holy Ears sample
'Cannabis has always played an important role in my life,' Tyson has said.
'Cannabis has changed me for the good both mentally and physically, and I want to share that gift with others who are also seeking relief,' he added.
Tyson first fought Holyfield in 1996 as he attempted to defend his World Boxing Association heavyweight title.
In a huge upset, Holyfield won by knockout in the eleventh round but Tyson complained of head-butting throughout the contest and a rematch finally took place the following year.
Tyson went out for revenge and in their rematch he bit Holyfield's ear twice - with a chunk of his ear being left on the canvas
Tyson went out for revenge in their rematch and in the heat of the moment bit Holyfield's ear twice - with a chunk of his ear being left on the canvas - before he was disqualified and fined $3million from his $30million by the Nevada state commission.
It was the first heavyweight fight in over 50 years to end in a disqualification.
Commenting on the incident, Tyson revealed that he was livid with Holyfield, saying that he had been headbutting him throughout the bout.
Tyson also told Fox News in 2020: 'I bit him because I wanted to kill him. I was really mad about my head being bumped and everything. I really lost consciousness of the whole fight. It took me out of my fight plan and everything.'
Commenting on the incident, Tyson revealed that he was livid with Holyfield at the time, saying that he had been headbutting him throughout the bout
Asked if he would do it again, Tyson said: 'I say, 'No, never ever again'. But I might do it again. Well if he does what he was doing to get bitten, I would bite him again. Yeah.'
The two boxing icons have since reconciled and have even joked about the infamous incident.