You would be mistaken if you thought there was still beef between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield after all these years.
It seems that Holyfield forgave Tyson for biting part of his ear off a while ago.
Years after Tyson took a bite of Holyfield’s ear in their heavyweight fight back in 1997; the two are teaming up to create an edible in the shape of an ear called “Holy Ears.”
They plan to release the edible line in 2023 after its immediate success when it was previously called “Mike’s Bite.” He then involved Holyfield, in which he was initially skeptical but came around after doing a little research and learning it was to help people.
Holyfield also says that he didn’t think it was funny at first but realized that Tyson hadn’t been in trouble in a while.
The former opponents are reuniting under the newly formed cannabis company Carma Holdings, which also houses Tyson 2.0, Tyson’s existing cannabis company.
Tyson 2.0 already sells cannabis-infused products called Mike Bites, which are shaped like ears with a bite mark. Carma plans to release Holyfield’s own cannabis line in 2023.
“From Mike Bites to Holy Ears, now cannabis fans around the world can experience the same wellness benefits that plant-based products have brought me,” Tyson said in a statement, adding that it is a “privilege to reunite” with his former opponent.
“Mike and I have a long history of competition and respect for one another. And that night changed both of our lives. Back then, we didn’t realize that even as power athletes, we were also in a lot of pain,” Holyfield said in a statement. “Now, nearly 20 years later, we have the opportunity to share the medicine we really needed throughout our careers.”
Tyson 2.0 and Carma said Holy Ears products will be available starting this month online and at retail locations in Arizona, Illinois, Nevada and New Jersey. They will be offered in THC, Delta 8 and other hemp-cannabinoid varieties.
Last week, Carma Holdings also said it would house a cannabis product line by former wrestler Ric Flair.
Nice to see the two all-time greats working together like this.
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