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Where did Evander Holyfied's piece of ear go that Mike Tyson bite off in 1997?

Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II went down as one of the most controversial fights in the history of boxing

The highly anticipated bout was a follow-up to the 1996 showdown between the two top heavyweights of their era.

Holyfield ended up TKOing the heavy favorite, Tyson, in the 11th round of the first bout

However, 'Iron' had a quick turnaround and secured a rematch with the heavyweight champ in just seven months.

The lead-up to the fight made it one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year

The initial rounds saw Holyfield dominate his opponent. Tyson rebutted, but a headbutt from Holyfield caused a large cut under his right eye. 

This made Tyson furious In response, the latter put him in a clinch within 40 seconds

Tyson then proceeded to bite off over an inch of Holyfield’s right ear, which he spit out simultaneously.

Apparently, the ear cartilage never got back to its owner. News report say that it was picked up by an employee working at the MGM Arena

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