Tyson vs. Holyfield, an Oprah rematch!

| | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0)

101409oprah.jpg

Oprah keeps her ear to the ground -- which may the safest place for it on her talk show this Friday.

Boxing rivals Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield will face each other again, not in the ring but on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," during its weekly live broadcast this Friday, according to an announcement from Harpo Productions.

Oprah will referee the pair during the appearance, which is the first time the fighters have met since June 28, 1997, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when Tyson was disqualified after biting off part of Holyfield's right ear during their WBA heavyweight title fight.

Tyson was just on Oprah's show on Monday of this week, discussing the death of his 4-year-old daughter and talking about his family. But he also commented on the infamous ear-chomping incident.

Asked by Oprah about it, Tyson said, ''I didn't feel guilty at the time. ... I apologized to him.''

Winfrey wondered whether Tyson felt the apology.

''No, I did not,'' he said. ''It wasn't sincere.''

Harpo Productions says Tyson will take questions from the audience on Friday.

Contributing: AP, Elliott Harris

0 TrackBacks

Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: Tyson vs. Holyfield, an Oprah rematch!.

TrackBack URL for this entry: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/26396

Leave a comment


Type the characters you see in the picture above.


Archives

April 2010

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  

Pages

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Thomas Conner published on October 14, 2009 6:13 PM.

Are you up for Oprah's Karaoke Challenge? was the previous entry in this blog.

Sarah Palin on 'Oprah' in November is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.