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ESPN’s 30 For 30 shows the story of the five-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Evander Holyfield and the journey to his infamous fight against Mike Tyson.


“He was the heavy weight champion of the world and I couldn’t get a title fight until he fought. I fought Tyson when  he allowed me to fight him.”

On that infamous ear bite:

“Mike jumped up and we hit heads. It’s obvious he headbutted me.”

How do boxers compare to those of his generation?

“Because the amateur program is not how it  used to be. Howard Cosell used to put that fight on ABC and we got a lot of publicity. It made a person like me want to fight. I wanted to be on TV.”

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Chasing Tyson airs November 10 at 8:30 EST. Click the link above to hear the entire interview.

Evander Holyfield Talks ESPN’s ‘Chasing Tyson’, Stands By Feelings On Mike Tyson  was originally published on