Mike Tyson Made $30 Million Off Evander Holyfield Bite
In the 25 years since the bite came into the spotlight, boxing legend Mike Tyson believes that he has made $30 million from that unforgettable incident.
In the most recent episode of “Checc’n In Podcast with Big U,” the American was talking about his emergence in the cannabis industry. He famously sold ear-shaped weed gummies in reference to the Evander Holyfield incident.
“I got fined 3 million for that and, I might have made 30 million since that happened,” Tyson said.
“From that bite. You know how important that was for people!”
In 1997, Tyson and Holyfield fought in one of the most anticipated boxing fixtures in history. The match is considered to be one of the most exciting fights in boxing history as the 56-year-old bit off part of Holyfield’s ear.
Tyson got disqualified from the match and surrendered his boxing license, although he got it back later on. However, the American was fined $3 million for this incident.
He said that he reacted because Holyfield was getting away with multiple head-butts at the same time.
Tyson is one of the six athletes to regain the Heavyweight Championship, joining the likes of Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, and George Foreman. He also regained the WBC and WBA titles in 1996.