This dvd contains both fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson.
1996 was a very good year for Holyfield. First, he met former world champion Bobby Czyz, beating him by a knockout in six. Then, he and Mike Tyson finally met.
Tyson had recovered the WBC's and the WBA's world heavyweight championship and, after being stripped of the WBC title for not facing Lennox Lewis, defended the WBA title against Holyfield on November 9 of that year.
Tyson was heavily favored to win, but Holyfield made history by defeating Tyson in an 11th round TKO decision and joining Muhammad Ali and Lennox Lewis as the only three men ever to become world heavyweight champions three times.
He also joined Ali, former rival De Leon, Sugar Ray Robinson and Marvin Johnson among others, in the club of men who have reigned three or more times in the same division, with his victory.
Holyfield's next fight would also go into the annals of boxing as one of the most bizarre fights in history.
Holyfield gave Tyson the rematch on June 28, 1997, in what became known as The Bite Fight.
The infamous incident occurred in the third round, when Tyson bit Holyfield on one of his ears, and had two points deducted.
The referee decided to disqualify Tyson initially, but after Holyfield and his doctor intervened saying they wanted to continue, relented and allowed the fight to go on.
However, Tyson went on to bite Holyfield again, this time on the other ear.
Tyson, with his teeth, tore off the top of his ear known as the helix and spitting the flesh out on the ring.
The immediate aftermath of the incident was greeted by instant bedlam. Tyson was disqualified and a melee ensued. Tyson claimed his bites were a retaliation to Holyfield's unchecked headbutts, which had cut him in both fights.
The commentary on the first fight is japanese but hey, a punch is a punch!
Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield I & II
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