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Suarez bite: Evander Holyfield has empathy for Chiellini

Luis Suarez attempted his best impression of Mike Tyson on Tuesday
Luis Suarez attempted his best impression of Mike Tyson on Tuesday .

Evander Holyfield has shared his sympathy for Giorgio Chiellini after the Italian defender was the victim of a vicious bite from Uruguay striker Luis Suarez on Tuesday.

The setting for the horrific incident was Uruguay's final group match with Italy, which the South Americans eventually won 1-0 to progress to the second round of the tournament.

However, the biting incident in the second-half has remained a huge talking point across the globe, with calls for Suarez to be banned for at least the rest of the tournament.

Holyfield on Anderson Cooper

You would be hard pressed to name many sports biters, so naturally CNN choose to interview Evander Holyfield in light of the Luis Suarez bite mania.

Holyfield was the victim of a bite from Mike Tyson back in 1997 and was able to offer a unique view on the World Cup situation that he himself had be watching already.

The former Heavyweight champion obviously has an empathy with Chiellini over the incident, and he went even further and described the challenge as a "sad" day for sport.

See the video below for the full interview.

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Holyfield Twitter talk

CNN had clearly seen Holyfield's Twitter activity in preparation for their approach for an interview.

The former champ added his own little bit of humor to proceedings yesterday when he added his thoughts. Of course, the big man is well known for being the victim of an infamous Mike Tyson bite during a title bout during the 90's, but that incident hasn't made him lose his sense of humor.

"I guess any part of the body is up for eating." Holyfield tweeted not long after the end of the game. He also had retweeted these beauties from @ryanwmcdonald and @RyanInNiles respectively earlier on.

"Get far, far away if Luis Suarez and Evander Holyfield are ever hanging out and one of them says, "Hey, let's go grab a bite to eat."

"And now somewhere, Evander Holyfield is watching the rest of today's World Cup action in an undisclosed location.... ‪#WorldCup2014‬"

Mike Tyson's bite on Holyfield

For all the chatter surrounding Luis Suarez, nothing really compares to the shocking bite that boxer Mike Tyson performed on Holyfield in a Heavyweight title bout back in 1997.

See the video below for a little flashback of that horrific moment in which Holyfield lost a piece of his ear.

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