Legendary boxer Mike Tyson cut Evander Holyfield's ear twice in 1997. This incident had made a lot of headlines.
Tokyo. A Moroccan heavyweight boxer (91kg) tried to cut off a New Zealand opponent's ear in his opening bout at the Tokyo Olympics. Youness Baalla tried to cut the ring near David Nyka's ear like Mike Tyson in the third-round match.
Yunus was defeated by a unanimous decision of the judges and Nyka reached the quarter-finals. Yunus, however, was wearing a mouth guard, due to which there was no trace of his teeth near Nyka's ear.
Wanted to bite the bat
Nyka said that he was not able to cut completely. I was lucky that he was wearing a mouthguard and it was not that serious. I think he wanted to bite on my cheek.
The referees, however, could not see the incident, so Yunus was not penalized during the bout. It was caught by the television camera. After this incident, the fans remembered the legendary boxer, Mike Tyson. Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear twice in 1997. This incident had made a lot of headlines.