TYSON, MIKE & EVANDER HOLYFIELD SIGNED GLOVE (jsa authenticated)
Regular price $425.00
HISTORY: 1996 was a very good year for Holyfield. First, he met former world champion Bobby Czyz, beating him by a knockout in six. Then, he and Mike Tyson finally met. Tyson had recovered the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Championship and, after being stripped of the WBC title for not facing Lennox Lewis, defended the WBA title against Holyfield on November 9 of that year. Tyson was heavily favored to win, but Holyfield made history by defeating Tyson in an 11th round TKO. This was the third occasion on which Holyfield won the WBA Heavyweight title. Holyfield's rematch with Tyson took place on June 28, 1997. Known as "The Bite Fight," it went into the annals of boxing as one of the most bizarre fights in history. The infamous incident occurred in the third round, when Tyson bit Holyfield on one of his ears and had two points deducted. Referee Mills Lane decided to disqualify Tyson initially, but after Holyfield and the ringside doctor intervened and said Holyfield could continue, he relented and allowed the fight to go on. Tyson bit Holyfield again, this time on the other ear. Tyson, with his teeth, tore off the top of his ear, known as the helix, and spit the flesh out on the ring. The immediate aftermath of the incident was greeted by instant bedlam. Tyson was disqualified and a melee ensued. Tyson claimed his bites were a retaliation to Holyfield's unchecked headbutts, which had cut him in both fights. Others argued that Tyson, knowing he was on his way to another knockout loss, was looking for a way out of the fight. His former trainer, Teddy Atlas, had predicted that Tyson would get himself disqualified, calling Tyson "a very weak and flawed person." Offered here is a boxing glove which has been boldly signed by both Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. The signatures have been authenticated by JSA (James Spence).
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is a regulation size, red leather, right hand boxing glove with a white Everlast label at the wrist. Boldly signed in black sharpie by Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. Clean with no rips or tears. Authenticated by JSA with their sticker affixed to the glove. No cert as these were witnessed signatures. 13" long. A historical combination.
Size: 13 inch long