Tyson vs. Holyfield, an Oprah rematch!

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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

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