Ukrainian boxer Ivan Redkach bit of American Danny Garcia during fight for a rank of the obligatory applicant for a champion belt in the Welterweight division by the world Boxing Council (WBC). Reported by the Associated Press.
In the eighth round, the rivals met in the clinch, and then Redkach plunged his teeth into the shoulder of the American. “He called out “Mike Tyson!” and bit me. I thought I was gonna need stitches or something like that,” he said after the fight Garcia. According to him, this happened for the first time.
After the incident, the fight was continued. The American won by unanimous decision (118:110, 117:111, 117:111). For him, this win was the 36th in his career with two defeats. On account of Redkach 23 wins, five defeats and one draw.
Tyson in 1997 during the fight is a rematch against Evander Holyfield bit off the opponents ear. The fight in the end was not continued, and Tyson was disqualified and fined three million dollars.