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Mike Tyson’s cannabis brand 2.0 just launched “Mike Bites,” ear-shaped marijuana edibles, over two decades after his 1997 bout with Evander Holyfield cost him the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship after he bit Holyfield’s ear.
“Mike Bites” come complete with a missing chunk at the top in reference to “The Bite Fight.”
For his role in the infamous 1997 heavyweight title fight, Tyson was disqualified and had his boxing license revoked after biting both of Holyfield’s ears. He was also fined $3 million.
According to CBS Sports, Holyfield and Tyson have since reconciled and are on good terms. In a 2019 episode of the “‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast, Holyfield revealed that he “forgave” Tyson, and Tyson pitched an ear-shaped candy to him.
“You might be in business because we’re going to make some holy ears,” Tyson said at the time. “Edible ears that got a bit taken out of them. Holy ears.”
At launch, “Mike Bites” will be sold at dispensaries throughout California, Massachusetts and Nevada.
Source: CBS Sports