Mills Lane, the referee for the Holyfield v. Tyson fight, passes away from boxing.

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News of the passing of renowned referee Mills Lane, who was 85, broke this morning.

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His son informed him of his passing on Tuesday.

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According to what is known, Mills had been ill for a few weeks.

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For those of you who are unaware, Mills Lane officiated the contentious Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson fight.

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In the boxing ring, Mike Tyson chewed off Evander's ear and spat.

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Prior to becoming a referee, he was a champion welterweight boxer in the 1960s.

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He later became pro with a 10-1 record after excelling in boxing throughout his college years.

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After retiring, John Fury revealed that Mike Tyson chose a side in the Aquaman vs. Thor fight, saying "Tyson Fury's life was going to hell."

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