Just received my advance copy of “The Bite Fight,” an in depth look at the June 28, 1997 heavyweight title fight rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, during which Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear.
I haven’t read it yet, but it has several photos – most of them in color – and the foreword is by Tyson. One of his quotes in the foreword says a lot: “When I look back on my second fight with Evander, I still can’t believe that I bit his ear. I mean, what was I thinking? I wasn’t. I just reacted – and badly at that. The world would never look at me the same.”
I will be reviewing this book. Check back for that. I’m expecting a great read because of the subject and because the author, George Willis, has been a terrific boxing writer for a long time. He currently reports for the New York Post.
It’s due out in book stores in June.