WATCH: Mike Tyson & Evander Holyfield Promote Their Ear-Shaped Weed Gummies
— Updated on 29 January 2023

WATCH: Mike Tyson & Evander Holyfield Promote Their Ear-Shaped Weed Gummies

— Updated on 29 January 2023
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25 years after being disqualified from a WBA Heavyweight Championship title fight for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear, Mike Tyson has decided to honour his former opponent by collaboratively launching weed gummies in the shape of ears.

Appropriately dubbed “Holy Ears” – the successor of “Mike Bites,” which made headlines back in March – these THC and Delta-8-infused edibles have been presented to the public through the legendary boxer’s cannabis brand Tyson 2.0, complete with a missing chunk.

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At the time, the 1997 rematch bout was mired in plenty of bad blood, eventually leading to a $3 million fine and a year-long ban from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for The Baddest Man on the Planet (in addition to the disqualification).

Since then, however, the big fella himself has reconciled with Evander Holyfield, extending an olive branch by publicly joking about the entire debacle in a Footlocker promo. A few years later, the idea for ear-shaped weed gummies was pitched on Tyson’s podcast Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson circa 2019.

“People keep asking, ‘How are you gonna forgive something like that?’ I say, everything that ever happened, at some point in time, I did it,” explained Evander Holyfield.

“Mike bit me, I say I bit somebody, too – it just wasn’t on TV. I bit a guy in his shoulder. He dropped me, and I didn’t know when you had a concussion, you’ll bite too.”

“If I was on cannabis, I wouldn’t have bit [Holyfield’s] ear!” Mike Tyson recently told Huffington Post. 

Holyfield added: “I didn’t think it was funny at first, but then I realised Mike hadn’t been in more trouble for a while… I ate it and laid down. I woke up the next morning and was like, ‘Whoa.’”

But the fun won’t end here. Holyfield has confirmed he’ll also be launching his very own cannabis line under the Tyson 2.0 banner in 2023.

“Mike and I have a long history of competition and respect for one another. And that night changed both of our lives,” Holyfield expressed in an official statement.

“Back then, we didn’t realise that even as power athletes, we were also in a lot of pain. Now, nearly 20 years later, we have the opportunity to share the medicine we really needed throughout our careers.”

WATCH: Mike Tyson & Evander Holyfield Promote Their Ear-Shaped Weed Gummies 'Holy Ears'

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“From Mike Bites to Holy Ears, now cannabis fans around the world can experience the same wellness benefits that plant-based products have brought me,” said Mike Tyson, who deemed it a “privilege to reunite” with his former professional nemesis.

Holy Ears will reportedly begin shipping at the end of November. Available to purchase online plus via select retail stores in Arizona, Illinois, Nevada, and New Jersey, the ears will come in a cherry pie flavour.

Check out the tongue-in-cheek ad below.

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