- Edgar Berlanga was fighting Roamer Alexis Angulo when he attempted to bite his opponent's ear during the seventh round
- North American Boxing Organization Super Middleweight champion Edgar Berlanga joked that he was trying to be like Mike Tyson
- Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear off during a boxing match in 1997
Professional boxers get into the ring knowing that they’re going to get hit, but no one expects to be bitten.
Roamer Alexis Angulo certainly didn’t expect it when he took on North American Boxing Organization (NABO) Super Middleweight champion Edgar Berlanga at Madison Square Garden.
The moment, which was caught on television cameras, was eerily similar to Mike Tyson’s fight against Evander Holyfield in 1997. Tyson was disqualified for biting a piece of Holyfield's ear off and lost his boxing license It was later reinstated.
While Berlanga didn’t bite Angulo’s ear, he did joke about it afterwards, Daily Mail reported.
“He was throwing elbows. I was about to do a Mike Tyson on him. He kept throwing his elbows, and I didn't want to get cut,” Berlanga said.
The referee never saw the incident and Berlanga did not receive a penalty.
Berland won eventually won the fight via unanimous decision but many felt that he should have been punished.
Berlanga has since apologised for his comment regarding Mike Tyson’s bite, saying that he was caught up in the moment.
Mike Tyson harassed by passenger before flight, video shows scary moment Tyson beats him up on aeroplane
You must be crazy to pick a fight with Mike Tyson.
One passenger on a Jet Blue flight from San Francisco to Florida certainly must have been crazy and paid the price for it.
The legendary boxer beat the man up before the flight took off, and the incident was caught on camera, USA Today reported.
Legendary boxer Mike Tyson makes a jaw-dropping revelation about the death of his mother
Boxing legend Mike Tyson recently sensationally claimed that the death of his mother was ‘one of the best things to ever happen to him’, Sports Brief earlier reported.
The legendary boxer was only 16-years-old when his mother, Lorna Smith Tyson, passed away from cancer. Her passing incidentally came three years before Mike Tyson became a professional boxer.
He has always been quite open about his upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, and revealed in the past that he never knew his biological father while his stepdad abandoned them when he was just two in Brownsville.