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Evander Holyfield tweets hilarious picture of him wearing Mike Tyson tattoo shirt

More than 15 years have passed since Mike Tyson infamously bit Evander Holyfield’s ear during a fight. Life’s too short for the parties involved to not joke about it now, and that is exactly what they have been doing over the past few months. Back in June, Tyson promoted Holyfield’s barbecue sauce on his Twitter account by writing that Holyfield’s ear would have tasted better with it. On Monday, Holyfield tweeted the photo you see above along with the following:

“@MikeTyson bit my ear and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.”

The shirt can be purchased online as part of the Mike Tyson Collection, so it appears the two former heavyweight champions have turned into promoters for each other. It’s no secret Holyfield has had some financial problems recently, so perhaps it is a relationship that can benefit both. Good for them for turning the whole thing into water under the bridge.

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Evander Holyfield moving out of his foreclosed mansion in Georgia

For the past few months, Evander Holyfield has been living in what was once his 109-room mansion in Fayette County, Ga. The house no longer belongs to him, as it sold for $7.5 million to JP Morgan Chase in a foreclosure auction back in March. Holyfield reportedly owes more than $14 million on the home, including federal taxes. Chase spokesman Greg Hassell confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the former heavyweight champion is “in the process of moving out.”

“We’ve worked with Mr. Holyfield to give him several months to move; he’s in the process of relocating and we’ve brought in additional resources to move the process forward,” Hassell said.

As you can see from the photo above that was taken from a video on AJC.com, moving vans and trucks have just now started filing in and out of Holyfield’s former residence. Clearly, it takes quite a while to move your personal belongings out of a 109-room estate.

Two years ago, Holyfield told the AJC that the home cost him more than $1 million annually. It is also believed that he owes roughly $500,000 in back child support payments, and Holyfield’s senior advisor has described his financial situation as “complicated.” From what we know, “complicated” sounds pretty troublesome.

Mike Tyson uses ear-biting joke to promote Evander Holyfield’s BBQ sauce

Thursday marked the 15-year anniversary of the rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield that featured one of the most bizarre endings to a sporting event in history. Tyson infamously bit a piece of Holyfield’s ear off, leaving the heavyweight hopping around the ring like mad while a chunk of his ear was chilling on the canvas waiting to be reattached.

Tyson sent a tweet on Friday morning to help promote Holyfield’s new BBQ sauce, and the joke was fantastic:

Holyfield’s been tweeting about his BBQ sauce non-stop for the past 8 hours, so it’s obvious this was a marketing push by Tyson, but it’s nonetheless hysterical. Evander even set it up with a tweet of his own, but it’s still perfect.

And if you’re wondering why Holyfield’s been pitching his BBQ sauce so aggressively, there’s an easy answer.

This is the least Tyson can do to help the man out after taking a chunk out of his ear.

You can go here to order Holyfield’s sauce.

Evander Holyfield Won’t Stop Fighting Until He Becomes Heavyweight Champion Again

Boxer Evander Holyfield is 48 years old and now up to 10 losses in his career. Though you may not have noticed, he is still fighting to this day, still chasing after a dream.

After a brief retirement from 2004-2006 — a period during which the New York State Athletic Commission would not allow Holyfield to fight because of diminishing skills — Holyfield returned to the ring to fight Jeremy Bates. He won that fight and his next three, earning a title shot against Sultan Ibragimov that he lost.

It was around that time that I, and many others, wondered why the old man was still fighting. We learned that he was in massive debt, and it all made sense. But is it all that simple? Is Holyfield only fighting so he can continue making money? Is he boxing because that’s his only profession and he needs to earn a living?

When Larry Brown Sports caught up with The Real Deal recently, he said that was not the case.

Asked how much longer he plans to box, Holyfield declared “I’m not going to stop until I become heavyweight champion of the world again. However long it takes, I’m going to do it.”

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So That’s Why Evander Keeps Fighting

I often wondered why Evander Holyfield, clearly way past his boxing prime, decided to keep fighting in the ring, even to the point of endangering himself. Not only was the old man ruining his record with every fight past the age of 40, but he was also getting beat up pretty bad. I was critical of Old Field for getting his ass kicked in October and was hoping he’d quit (even though I have campaigned for Tyson/Holyfield III). From the sounds of things, retirement plans probably aren’t imminent for Old Field; he’s dealing with some serious financial woes:

[Evander's] $10 million estate in suburban Atlanta is under foreclosure, the mother of one of his children is suing for unpaid child support, and a Utah consulting company has gone to court claiming the boxer failed to pay back more than a half million dollars for landscaping.

A legal notice that ran Wednesday in a small local newspaper said Holyfield’s estate will be auctioned off “at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash” at the Fayette County courthouse on July 1. The 54,000-square-foot home — located on Evander Holyfield Highway — has 109 rooms, including 17 bathrooms, three kitchens and a bowling alley.

Honestly, who needs a home with 109 rooms? He deserves to have it foreclosed just for being that ostentatious. Of course, he could be using the rooms to house all his kids. The best quote came from the dude representing one of the Baby Mamas that wants some money from Old Field. As he said, child support of $6,000? That’s probably the light bill at Old Field’s place. No doubt. So yeah, once again, we have an athlete in a serious financial mess. Don’t be fooled however, some do have success in the afterlife.

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield to Fight for a Third Time?

Evander Holyfield recently revealed that Mike Tyson’s people have approached him about fighting Iron Mike once again. Call me crazy, call me strange, call me in a Mike Tyson frame of mind, but my ears perk up to the news that Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are considering a third fight. The details as told by Holyfield:

“Mike had Jeff Fenech, who’s been training him, call me a few months ago. Jeff says Mike wants to fight me again – but he needs to know if I would agree to it. I said, ‘It all depends on what they gonna give us – because I’m gonna catch a lot of flak if I say I’m fighting Mike Tyson again. I’ve already said I don’t want to fight Mike no more’. Jeff says, ‘What if Mike gets in proper shape?’ I told him that’s OK but I can’t be part of it if Mike’s going to pull out. Jeff said, ‘The main thing Mike wants to know is if you would be willing to fight him again?’ I said, ‘Yeah, if the price is right, I probably would’.”

That’s all I need to hear — if the price is right, Oldfield would do it. There’s a shock. A dude who returns to the ring multiple times to fight nobodies when he’s over the hill telling us he’d fight for money. Mike Tyson is a trainwreck in our society whose erratic behavior is nearly unparalleled. Who wouldn’t want to watch the dude climb back in the ring again against The Real Deal. I’m totally down. Besides, not like Oldfield doesn’t have a second ear, right?

Old Field Gets Ass Kicked Again

Refusing to retire, Evander Old Field continues to soldier on, tarnishing his reputation, and further scrambling his brains, with every fight he accepts. After losing a unanimous decision that wasn’t even close, the codger is now 42-9 in his career. Matter of fact, it’s hard to even remember a time when Old Field was a legitimate player on the heavyweight scene. I don’t know if the man has any family, but at this point, they should step in and bar Evander from ever fighting again. If you think Ali looks bad these days, I can’t imagine what Old Field will look like in 20 years. This is a sad, sad state of affairs for Old Field. And sadly, I have no sympathy for the man.