gloves that Evander Holyfield worn during his iconic rematch against Mike Tysonin which the latter infamously bit off part of Holyfield’s ear, a scene that instantly became one of the most memorable sports moments, will be auctioned off and may now have a new owner.
It is reported that this memorabilia can fetch $100,000 at the time of the auction..
The fight between Holyfield and Tyson took place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas June 28, 1997.
The gloves were red and are manufactured under the Everlast brand and are labeled “Holyfield #1”. black marker.
Lelands Auctions will hold an auction of gloves
Lelands Auctions told TMZ Sports that Evander Holyfield’s worn boxing gloves show little to no signs of use, especially considering the fight was stopped after just three rounds.after Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear.
During the first fight between the two of them, a couple of months before, Holyfield defeated Tyson by TKO in the 7th round..
with many fans speculate that Tyson backed out of the move to save himself the embarrassment of two consecutive losses to his furious rival.especially after he dominated the fight in the early rounds.