Former heavy weight boxing champions Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson have put aside their differences and reunited.
The former boxers greeted and shared a hug at a promotional event for Holyfield’s Real Deal barbecue sauce in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Going out there to support the brand was probably Tyson’s best way of apologizing for the aggressive ear-biting incident that happened in 1997 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas during their heavyweight title fight.
46-year old Tyson acknowledged, ‘I just wanted to see Evander, man. I love Evander. I’m forever linked with him for the rest of my life.’
‘I think he was letting people know that he was wrong and what happened, happened. He appreciates that I forgave him. He’s forgiven himself. That’s how you make adjustments in life’ 50-year old Holyfield said.
In 2009, the former boxing champions met for the first time since the 1997 fight when they appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show.