Boxing rivals Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield (photographed above during the 2009 ESPY Awards) are to scheduled to reunite in an upcoming episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Harpo Productions announced Wednesday that the two fighters will appear on Friday’s live episode for a historic appearance together. If you recall, Holyfield was forever changed by Tyson after their June 28, 1997 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where Tyson was disqualified after biting off part of Holyfield’s right ear during their WBA heavyweight title fight.
Tyson expressed a bit of remorse about the ear-biting incident during his one on one with Oprah this week, where he admitted that his initial apology to Holyfield was insincere. Oprah will now play referee as she gives Tyson a chance to man-up to his actions in front of her live audience. In the upcoming episode, Harpo Productions says Tyson will also take questions from the audience.
The Tyson/Holyfield episode airs Friday, October 16th. Check local listings for times.
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