SI Vault Podcast: Evander Holyfield on fighting Mike Tyson, Olympics, more

Friday January 22nd, 2016

The SI Vault Podcast takes you through sports history with a dive into the archives of Sports Illustrated. Host Ted Keith speaks with legendary athletes as well as the writers who produced some of the most memorable pieces in the magazine’s 61-year history, and every week will include a reading of a classic SI story.

In this week's episode, host Ted Keith talks with former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield about his long, storied career as part of Showtime's 30th anniversary of championship boxing. Among the topics Keith and Holyfield discuss are his first big fight in the Olympics, his legendary bouts with Mike Tyson and how their relationship is to this day and much more. Keith ends the show by reading Richard Hoffer's July 7, 1997 cover story in Sports Illustrated titled, "Feeding Frenzy," which chronicles the infamous "bite fight," in which Tyson temporarily lost his cool, taking a chunk out of Holyfield's ear to get himself out a fight he was losing to that point.

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