Suarez will make amends: Tyson

Apr 25, 2013, 01:35 IST | PA Sport

Boxer backs striker to make peace with Branislav Ivanovic

Mike Tyson believes Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will make up with Branislav Ivanovic — just as the former world boxing champion did with Evander Holyfield.
Suarez bit Chelsea defender Ivanovic on the arm in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield.

Luis Suarez and Branislav Ivanovic
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez (in red) clashes with Chelsea’s Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic (L) after appearing to bite him

Tyson was involved in similar controversy when he bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear in the WBA heavyweight title fight between the two in 1997. The Americans have since settled their differences and Tyson is confident Suarez and Ivanovic will do the same.

He told the David Glenn radio show in America: “He (Suarez) bit someone, it happens. I am sure he will make amends with this guy. “I made amends with Evander and we got on with our lives.”

Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson
Evander Holyfield (left) reacts after Mike Tyson bites his ear. PICS/AFP

Tyson started to follow Suarez on Twitter when he heard of the weekend incident. He added: “I saw this guy (Suarez) on the Twitter thing and thought I would check it out and see what his journey was all about.”

Suarez, who has been fined by Liverpool, called Ivanovic late on Sunday to apologise for his actions.

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