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Mike Tyson gives backing to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

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Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson hopes Luis Suarez can draw inspiration from his experience with Evander Holyfield following the Liverpool striker's controversial bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on Sunday.

Tyson had his boxing license revoked after taking a chunk out of Holyfield's ear during a WBA title fight between the pair in 1997, while the ex-undisputed champion was also ordered $3 million in legal costs.

Suarez, meanwhile, has been fined by Liverpool following the incident with Ivanovic at Anfield, and the Uruguayan awaits further sanction from the Football Association after he was charged with violent conduct on Monday evening.

The 26-year-old has spoken to Ivanovic in an attempt to calm the situation, although the Chelsea star has reportedly rejected this apology, but Tyson has backed Suarez to eventually make up with the Serbian.

"He (Suarez) bit someone, it happens. I am sure he will make amends with this guy," Tyson told the David Glenn radio show in America.

"I made amends with Evander and we got on with our lives."

Tyson began following Suarez on Twitter in the aftermath of Liverpool's encounter with Chelsea, which finished 2-2, and the 46-year-old explained the reason behind his decision.

He said: "I saw this guy (Suarez) on the Twitter thing and thought I would check it out and see what his journey was all about."

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