A close-up of Evander Holyfield’s ear, which was famously bit into by Mike Tyson during their 1997 fight in Las Vegas. Holyfield is celebrating his 50th birthday on Friday. (Manny Millan/SI) GALLERY: Classic Photos of Evander Holyfield
After chomping off Evander Holyfield's ear back in 1997 in one of the most famous sporting bouts of all time, Mike Tyson swiftly apologized. But what he didn't do was give the misplaced tissue back - in fact he's been keeping it in formaldehyde all this time. At least, that's the amusing conceit of this new US Footlocker ad.
A close-up of the injury to the right ear of Evander Holyfield of the USA after Mike Tyson of the USA bit off a piece of it in the third round of their World Heavweight title fight on June 28, 1997 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Mike Tyson of the USA was disqualified by referee Mills Lane.