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Associated Press, Published February 16 2013

No drama this time, just smiles and hugs, as Tyson goes toe to toe with Holyfield again

CHICAGO — Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield stood toe to toe again, only this time there were hugs and smiles — and no bites to the ear.

The ill will that marked the former champions’ rivalry was nowhere in sight. Instead, they were like old friends meeting in a supermarket, which is exactly what they did on Saturday.

They were at a Jewel-Osco on Chicago's South Side, where Holyfield was signing autographs and promoting his barbecue sauce. Tyson, in town performing his one-man show, made a cameo.

“I just wanted to see Evander, man,” Tyson said. “I love Evander. I'm forever linked with him for the rest of my life.”

Hard to believe those words came from the man who bit off a piece of Holyfield's ear during a fight, but the former “Baddest Man On The Planet” is showing a different side.