Happy Birthday Evander Holyfield, here’s Brown and Ali!

Published: 19th Oct, 2009

James Brown and Muhammad Ali in Zaire

You remember Evander Holyfield – he’s the boxer who had that scrap with Mike Tyson, then got a bit of his ear bitten off. He was initially supposed to fight Iron Mike in 1991, but Tyson was jailed for rape before they could get into the ring. Bit controversial, that Mike Tyson. Still, while he was banged up, Holyfield went on to pretty great things, mostly revolving around winning lots of fights against men who weren’t doing time. He’s one of the greats, they say. Hence, we thought we’d get him a gift, so we all sat around chain smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee, and discussing present option like it was the most important thing in the world, until it boiled down to a toss up between a set of pretend Spock ears, or a clip from When We Were Kings featuring the great James Brown, and the amazing Muhammad Ali. In the end we got him both. Happy 47th Birthday Holyfield!

Josh Burt
About the author:

Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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