Mike Tyson returns Evander Holyfield’s ear in Foot Locker ad (video)

November 20, 2013

Evander Holyfield grabs his right ear, post-bite, in his 1997 bout with Mike Tyson. (Steve Marcus / Reuters)

Every person’s definition of “things that make you feel all’s right with the world” differs, but Foot Locker’s idea, in a new ad with Kyrie Irving, is pretty close.

Brett Favre muses that, “a man’s got to know when to walk away,” and Dennis Rodman buys a one-way ticket to North Korea. But Mike Tyson steals the show as he gently, innocently rings Evander Holyfield’s doorbell and … returns the portion of Holyfield’s ear that he bit off in a 1997 fight.

Never mind that it was sewn back on after the bout. This is gold.

“I kept that in formaldehyde.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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