Growing his cannabis empire, Mike Tyson has released a line of edible gummies, a reference to his 1997 match with Evander Holyfield.
Mike Tyson is biting back. After taking a leap into the cannabis industry in 2018, the boxing veteran is commemorating one of his most iconic moments with a new line of edible gummies. Called Mike Bites, the gummies appear to be in the shape of Evander Holyfield‘s ear after his 1997 bout with Tyson that resulted in him getting a chunk of his ear bitten off.
Mike Tyson’s weed company is making edibles in the shape of an ear. Genius pic.twitter.com/VOU3uAMzOf
— Greg Baroth (@gbaroth) March 14, 2022
Tyson has since apologized for biting Evander’s ear, even being penalized with a $3 million-dollar fine after the rematch. In 2018, Tyson established his first cannabis sector, Tyson Ranch, a 40-acre cannabis ranch in California which also houses his podcast Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson. According to The Mirror, Tyson first pitched the idea to Holyfield in 2019 on the podcast.
Holy ears! They’re finally here! Go get your Mike Bites now 👂😤 pic.twitter.com/BCbXcdYcra
— ItsTyson20 (@itstyson20) March 15, 2022
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. 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,” Holyfield said.
“You might be in business because we’re going to make some holy ears. Some edibles [of the ear] that got a bite taken out of ’em,” Tyson replied.
Holyfield obliged to Tyson’s business proposition, but there’s no word if he’ll receive a portion of Mike Bites sales.
During his 1997 rematch to Holyfield, Tyson lost his WBA heavyweight title when he bit and removed a chunk his opponent’s right ear in the third round, spitting it to the ground. The fight was stopped with Tyson being disqualified and fined $3 million along with being banned from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a year.