On June 29th, 1997, The New York Daily News wrote, “Biting off more than he could chew, Mike Tyson was disqualified for twice sinking his teeth into Evander Holyfield in the third round of last night’s rematch between the two biggest money-making fighters in history.”
Tyson chewed off a piece of one ear and reportedly also tried to bite Holyfield’s other ear. Tyson was disqualified from the boxing match that night. Holyfield was sent to the hospital.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist who served as the host and narrator for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the 21st century version of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series. He is the director of New Yorks’s Hayden planetarium and has served on various Aerospace commissions for the U.S. government.
The show began in March 2014 and ran thirteen episodes in Primetime on the FOX network, and appeared in 181 countries in 45 languages around the world on the National Geographic Channels. It has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards.
Recently, deGrasse Tyson made some comments on Twitter that raised eyebrows among some and received nasty replies. But were they true?