Mike Tyson/Photo courtesy of San Jose Mercury News
None other than Mike Tyson will give the presentation to induct Evander Holyfield into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on Aug. 9 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.
Tyson, who was inducted in the inaugural class in 2013, bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear during their second fight in June 1997 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tyson was disqualified in the third round.
The two have since mended fences.
In a statement, Tyson said it will be “a privilege and high honor.” Holyfield’s response was, “That is great.”
Tickets are still available for the induction dinner. They can be purchased online at www.nvbhof.com.