Mike Tyson moment: Moroccan boxer tries to bite New Zealand opponent’s ear in Olympic fight

David Nyika was in control of the bout when Youness Baalla tried to bite him in an incident that recalled the infamous Tyson-Hollyfield fight

New Zealand boxer David Nyika did not face much trouble on his way to a 5-0 victory against Youness Baalla in his Olympics heavyweight debut on Tuesday – other than having to contend with an attempted bite from his Moroccan opponent.

Nyika, a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, had won the first two rounds with ease and constantly troubled Baalla with his pinpoint jabs during the contest at the Kokugikan Arena – considered the spiritual home of Japan’s sumo wrestling.

The 22-year-old Baalla lost his cool and attempted to bite his opponent’s ear during a hold in round three but a shocked Nyika managed to pull out in time.

Morocco’s Youness Baalla tried to bite the ear of New Zealand’s David Nyika!!! #Boxing #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/N6LJIqjb6S

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