Holyfield-Tyson II: The Sound and the Fury; the infamous ‘Bite Fight’ boxing match between boxing legends Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson on June 28, 1997, in which Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear is still the most talked about fight in the history of professional boxing. After 15 years, the former Undisputed World Champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing, Evander Holyfield is now selling his boxing gloves from the memorable heavyweight bout in which ‘Iron Mike’ Tyson bit off a part of his top ear and spitted it out on the floor, along with Olympic medal, championship belts, household items, and other memorabilia after losing his 109-room house in Fairburn, Georgia to foreclosure. The house got sold for $7.5 million in a foreclosure auction, and it’s reported that 49-years old Holyfield owed more than $14 million on the house. California-based Julien’s Auctions will auction-off the exclusive memorabilia from the collection of Holyfield on Friday, November 30th, 2012.
Evander Holyfield, the legendary boxer who reportedly earned around $250 million during his career, actually moved out of his luxurious and grand 109-room home in Fairburn, Georgia, this month, after it was sold for $7.5 million in a foreclosure auction held in March 2012.
This historic memorabilia collection from the world’s renowned heavyweight boxing champion is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for pure boxing fans and sports collectors alike.
Holyfield’s exclusive collection features an assortment of memorabilia from every stage of his successful boxing career. Some of the auction highlights includes Holyfield’s 1984 Olympic Bronze Medal and 1983 Pan-Am Games Silver medal.
Additionally, 20 pairs of fight-worn gloves, including the gloves worn in the ‘Bite Fight’ match, robes, shirts trunks, championship rings and belts, autographed posters, and photographs from the fights.
With over 500 items, the auction will also feature memorabilia from Holyfield’s life outside of boxing ring, including furniture and decorative items from his grand residence, clothing from his custom made wardrobe, diamond jewelry and watches from Patek Phillippe, Cartier, and Rolex.
Also, one of Holyfield’s 1962 Chevrolet Corvette will also be available for grabs.