Evander Holyfield, whose ear was bitten off by Tyson, is a great fan of Mary Kom

Holyfield, who came to Delhi as a tourist, was seen near Rashtrapati Bhawan along with leaders of Telugu Desham Party. Speaking to the Millennium Post, Holyfield said, ‘I like Mary Kom’s fight in the ring’.

Kom is a five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medalist Indian woman boxer. She is also a Khel Ratna awardee and presently she is taking a break from the ring after giving birth to her third child.

When asked whether he followed her fight, Holyfield said, ‘Yes, I did. She is a great fighter and very down to earth. She is a nice human being too. She is a great girl’.

After roaming along the Parliament house and Rashtrapati Bhawan he admired the architectural beauty of both the structures. “It’s a good place to look around,” he said. On the context of his plan to set up any Boxing training center in India, he said, “I love to be associated with training young ones in India. But no one has approached me so far. If I get such offer, I will definitely think about it”.

On Wednesday, Holyfield will address a gathering at Thyagaraj Sports Complex on the occasion of coming Christmas festival organized by Kilari Anand Paul, a Christian preacher who runs a charitable organization known as Global Peace Initiative. Earlier, on June 28, 1997 during the WBA Heavyweight Championship Mike Tyson bit off part of Holyfield’s ear. Then, Tyson was disqualified from the match and lost his boxing license, though it was later reinstated.
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