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Mike Tyson makes yet another comeback?

10th February 2010

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Ear biting returned to the headlines recently, when a student decided to copy Mike Tyson's actions. However, rather than a boxing ring in Las Vegas, it was a gym in Liverpool. mike tyson ear

22-year-old student Saul Dykes-Wright was sentenced to four years imprisonment after biting fellow student Paul Mottram's ear so hard that he severed the top of it. The altercation began after Dykes-Wright spotted the victim outside Liverpool University's gymnasium.

The incident is reminiscent of the now infamous attack, where former Heavyweight Champion of the World Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear during their fight in June 1997, which resulted in Tyson's boxing license being rescinded for a year.

Outside of the ring, Dykes-Wright was not treated so lightly, receiving a four year jail sentence from the prosecuting Geoffrey Greenwood. Dykes-Wright issued a statement following the trial admitting causing grievous bodily harm, however, he denied intending to cause Mottram any serious injury, Judge David Swift told how the two men had "a history of difficulties" which had erupted in violence in the past.

Harry Gow, defending, said his client had been studying for a degree, adding: "He accepts he has to pay his debt to society for what he has done."

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