Datebook: June 28 - Tyson Bites Off Holyfield's Ear 15 Years Ago

Jun 28, 2012

Holyfield-Tyson II: The Sound and the Fury. There was a little bit of both that night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; the night Iron Mike infamously chomped down on The Real Deal.  

Some background: in their previous fight seven months earlier, Holyfield dominated Tyson. He was doing it again on this night. Tyson came out in the third round without his mouthpiece and a furious attack. Tyson rolled up next to Holyfield and bit off an inch of cartilage from his ear. A time-out was called to inspect the wound, during which the referee determined that Holyfield could continue to fight. When Tyson went for the other ear, the fight was stopped and Tyson was disqualified. Tyson's boxing license was temporarily revoked and he was fined $3 million dollars. In 2009, Tyson apologized to Holyfield on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Holyfield forgave him.


It’s Thursday, June 28

A basketball camp for Graves County girls grades K through 9 will be held July 10th through the 13th in the school’s Eagles’ Nest Gymnasium.  Campers can expect daily competitions and skill development.  The cost is $40 prior to the July 1st deadline.  To register, call (270) 674-4890.

The Henry County Farmers’ Market Association offers a special Farmer’s Market Day Saturday morning at 9 at the Henry County Fairgrounds.  Locally-produced items for sale include cucumbers, onions, garlic, green beans, blackberries, peaches, plums, and more.  Regular sale days are Tuesdays and Fridays at 3PM.

The Yeiser Art Center Annual Meeting will be held tomorrow evening at 6.  Current members are invited to enjoy a sneak peek at this year’s Paducah Photo 2012 Exhibition and vote for the 2012-2013 Board of Directors.  There’s more at

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