Mike Tyson Returns Evander Holyfield’s Ear In Heartwarming New Ad

He even gift wrapped it.

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Evander Holyfield? Mike Tyson has something for you.

In a new Foot Locker ad campaign, boxer Mike Tyson innocently rings Evander Holyfield’s doorbell and hands the heavyweight champ a box, saying, “I’m sorry, Evander. It’s your ear.” Then the old boxing rivals hug it out. While in reality Holyfield had his ear sewn back on hours after Mike Tyson bit it off during a 1997 boxing match, the moment in the 60-second TV spot, is strangely poignant.

The ad, which premiered on ESPN as part of a week-long sneaker promotion, is filled with moments sure to get sports fans nodding along with a knowing grin. There’s Brett Favre, the former Green Bay Packer, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings quarterback who is notoriously bad at staying retired, turning down a second helping of breakfast. “It was great. But a man’s got to know when to walk away,” says the QB. There’s Dennis Rodman buying a one-way ticket to North Korea as the ticket agent gleefully shouting, “Whooh!” Then there’s Tyson returning the ear, just in time for Christmas.

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2 comments
DeanMorgan1
DeanMorgan1

They could have finished that off nicely if they got Mike to bite Evander's ear lobe off when they hug

Matty08
Matty08

Who knew they would be able to make me laugh at the ear biting incident after years after it occurred.