Olympic Boxer Channels Inner Tyson, Bites Foe

Maybe the human body can only consume so much animal penis before it leads to acquiring even more exotic tastes - like other people’s body parts.

Kurbanov biting boxer

(Dzhakhon Kurbanov (L) & Yerkebulan Shynaliyev (R) beating the vowels out of each other)

Olympic boxer Dzhakhon Kurbanov of Tajikistan was disqualified from his light heavyweight quarterfinal bout on Tuesday night when he bit his opponent on the shoulder:

Dzhakhon Kurbanov’s bout with Kazakhstan’s Yerkebulan Shynaliyev was stopped with 17 seconds left in the third round when Kurbanov apparently bit Shynaliyev during a clinch.

Shynaliyev, who angrily showed the blood on his shoulder to the referee, led 12-6 at the time. Kurbanov had been warned multiple times for shoving and holding his opponent.

What would cause Kurbanov to unleash his inner Tyson? It might have been due to a certain special guest spectator in the seats:

Oddly enough, the evening card at Workers’ Gymnasium was watched by Evander Holyfield, who was infamously bitten on the ear by Mike Tyson on June 28, 1997.

Like George Foreman with his grills, maybe Evander could lend his name to the marketing of a new line of teething rings.