Holyfield speaks out about Isotopes fight


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – “It just ain’t right.”

That’s what retired heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield has to say about the ear biting incident involving two Albuquerque Isotopes.

Holyfield knows how it feels. Mike Tyson took a bite of his ear in a 1997 championship boxing match.

According to the LA Times, Holyfield is sympathetic towards Alex Guerrero.

The Isotopes infielder had part of his ear bitten off by catcher Miguel Olivo during a fight in a game in Salt Lake City earlier this week.

Holyfield told the newspaper, “It’s kind of shocking when you get bit in the ear. It ain’t a good thing. Getting bit just ain’t right,” he said. “That’s kind of sad. I’m surprised that happened in baseball.”

The LA Dodgers released Olivo Thursday and Guerrero is recovering from plastic surgery.

He signed a four-year $28 million deal with the Dodgers in October.

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