Putting bite on Tyson

The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday banned Mike Tyson from boxing forever — or at least for a year.

For biting Evander Holyfield’s ears during a June 28 bout, Tyson drew the maximum penalty: He was fined $3 million and given an open-ended ban, meaning it could last his lifetime. However, the 31-year-old former heavyweight champ can apply for reinstatement of his boxing license in a year and every year thereafter.

Five commissioners unanimously found him guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct and bringing discredit to boxing. They unanimously voted to revoke his license and fine him 10% of his $30 million purse from the title bout.

Tyson is banned in all states that regulate boxing. He could fight overseas, but that could irritate Nevada boxing officials, who hold his fate in their hands.

Tyson attorney Oscar Goodman said he’s confident Tyson will fight again within a year. “After his boxing losses, he would shake his opponent’s hand. He was a gentleman. He remains a gentleman today and retains his dignity today.”

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