A lot has changed in the 17 years following the infamous heavyweight championship bout when Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear.
Tyson said that it’s going to be a “privilege and high honor” to serve as Holyfield’s presenter and hand him his Hall of Fame trophy.
Over the years, the two heavyweight champions have quelled their hard feelings for each other and become good friends. The Hall of Fame presentation is the latest display of friendship between the two boxers.
Tyson was enshrined into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in 2013 — its inaugural year. Holyfield will join George Foreman, Joe Louis and 15 others as part of the 2014 class.