By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Boxer Edgar Berlanga wanted this fight. He wanted to be the main event of Puerto Rico Day weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In the seventh round, we almost had another biting incident in boxing. Berlanda attempted to take a bite out of Alexis Angulo. Yes, you read that correctly.
At first, the ESPN cameras did not catch it. However, ESPN’s Joe Tessitore talked about it later when it was discovered by the producers of the fight, then aired the video clip.
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Tim Bradley, a former boxer in his own right, was shocked when Berlanga attempted to bite Angulo. Thankfully for the Columbia fighter, Berlanda was not able to get a piece of his ear.
He moved away before Berlanga was able to make contact with his ear. It was believed that Berlanga may have been losing when he attempted to get close to Angulo’s ear.
On June 28th, 1997, heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson took a bite out of Evander Holyfield’s ear. This fight is historically known as The Bite Fight.
When the two legends of boxing were in close quarters, Tyson went after Holyfield’s left ear. Not only did Tyson do it once, but he went after Holyfield’s ear twice.
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The match ended when the second bite was discovered at the end of the round. Tyson was furious at the fight ending, as he went after Holyfield and his trainer after the fight.
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