Report: Mike Tyson to present Evander Holyfield at Hall of Fame induction

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

Mike Tyson will present new inductee Evander Holyfield when he is enshrined in the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in August, Dan Rafael of reports.

The former heavyweight champions faced each other in 1997, when Tyson was disqualified for biting off part of Holyfield's ear in the third round.

In 2013, the two men made fun of the incident in a Foot Locker commercial where Tyson gives Holyfield back his ear.

The ceremony will take place on Aug. 9 at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.

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Tyson, who will hand Holyfield his Hall of Fame trophy, called the opportunity to present Holyfield a "privilege and high honor."

Holyfield is also looking forward to it.

"That's great," he said of Tyson's participation.

Tyson was inducted in the Nevada Boxing Hall of Game in the inaugural ceremony in 2013.

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