September 12, 1997
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Holyfield, Tyson to meetLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson, whose last heavyweight championship bout ended with a bite instead of a punch, will meet face-to-face next week at the behest of Muhammad Ali.
Organizers announced Friday that Holyfield and Tyson will meet Sept. 20 -- the day after the conclusion of the Ali Cup amateur tournament.
Fight bites into MGM earningsLAS VEGAS (AP) -- Mike Tyson's bite of Evander Holyfield's ears also bit into MGM Grand Inc.'s potential earnings for the latest quarter.
The casino company said Thursday it had record earnings for the quarter ending June 30, but would have done even better if it weren't for the way the heavyweight title fight ended.
A bit part for Tyson
The network has a two-hour show - airing at 7:30 p.m. - which will include the June 28 bout in its entirety plus features. A panel including boxing expert Russ Amber, The Globe and Mail's Stephen Brunt and TSN's Gord Miller will discuss the fight and its implications on the heavyweight division.
Coach offers to 'help' TysonMOTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) <> Legendary Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson has offered to help Mike Tyson get his life straightened out.
Speaking at the Southwestern Athletic Conference media day, Robinson said he was deeply disturbed to see Tyson bite off a chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear during the notorious June 28 heavyweight bout.
TYSON PENALTY APPROPRIATE: SLAM! READERS
We asked, SLAM! Readers responded.
540 people agreed with the decision of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. 154 people did not agree with the decision.