Boxing is a dangerous sport. Not only are boxers repeatedly punched in the face, stomach, arms, and various other body parts, they also face punches that can reach over 2,000 pounds of pressure.
From Mike Tyson biting off Evander Holyfield’s ear to Benny Paret going into a coma after 18 punches hit him in succession there is no lack of severe injury and even death in professional boxing.
Here is our list of 11 horrific boxing injuries that left opponents severely injured and even dead.
In 1997 one of the most anticipated matches of the last few decades was announced. Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson would battle for the heavyweight title.
After Tyson began to struggle against his well prepared opponent they tried something drastic, biting off part of Holyfield’s ear.
The match which was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was called off in the third round.
Mills Lane was summoned over to Holyfield’s corner to inspect the damage and quickly deducted two points from Tyson’s score. Seconds later Tyson tried the same thing again and the match was called.
Tyson was promptly suspended from boxing and his career, already in shatters, was officially ended.