Mike Tyson’s cannabis brand just launched ear-shaped marijuana edibles, nearly 25 years after he was disqualified from the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship for biting his opponent’s ears.
Tyson 2.0 launched “Mike Bites” nearly 25 years after the boxer infamously bit a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a championship fight.March 15, 2022, 9:51 PM GMTBy Morgan Sung
In reference to what became known as “The Bite Fight” against Evander Holyfield, Tyson’s cannabis brand, Tyson 2.0, announced a new product: ear-shaped edibles called Mike Bites — complete with a missing chunk.
Mike Bites ears have a bite mark at the top of the gummy, right where Tyson took off a piece of Holyfield’s cartilage.
The company announced the product Tuesday on Twitter.
The gummies will be sold at dispensaries in California, Massachusetts and Nevada.
The 1997 match resumed after Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear. But Tyson was eventually disqualified and his boxing license was revoked after he bit Holyfield’s other ear. He was fined $3 million.
The former opponents appear to have reconciled. In a 2019 episode of the podcast “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,” Holyfield said he “forgave” Tyson, and Tyson pitched an ear-shaped candy to him.