Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield trilogy could be a possibility shortly as both of these fighters have shown interest in it.
On Nov. 28, Tyson, 54, heads back into the ring when he faces fellow legend Roy Jones Jr in a boxing match set to take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles. With Jones just a few months shy of his 52nd birthday, one would assume that this is a one-off for both men, but if there’s enough interest Mike is open to possibly extending his return.
While Iron Mike has already announced his return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr., Holyfield has also desired to make a return. At 58, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield wants to have a crack at Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson on Holyfield Trilogy
Tyson spoke to Jim Gray during halftime of Monday Night Football and responded positively to the suggestion of a third fight with rival Evander Holyfield.
“That’s always something that we can do if the people want it, if it’s pragmatic enough, I’d love to do it,” Tyson said.
Mike and Holyfield were involved in two of the most memorable heavyweight championship boxing bouts of the past 30 years. When they first fought in November 1996, Holyfield became just the second man to beat Iron Mike, defeating “Iron Mike” by 11th-round TKO and claiming Tyson’s World Boxing Association title.
Their rematch was arguably even more memorable. In June 1997, Holyfield-Tyson 2 ended controversially when Tyson was disqualified in the third round after biting Holyfield’s ear. It’s unclear if Holyfield would have any interest in fighting again, even in an exhibition, as he last competed in 2011.
Mike was also asked if he’d consider attempting an actual run back to a major title fight, a possibility that intrigued him even as he noted that he’s not seriously considering anything yet beyond his exhibition bout with Jones.
“Man, that would be a novelty,” Tyson said. “Me using my skills, matching my skills now against the best heavyweights in the world, that would be mind-boggling.”
For now, Tyson is focused solely on Nov. 28, and he’s confident that he and Jones have a lot left to offer.
“Old guys’ – that word doesn’t even make sense,” Mike said. “‘Old.’ It’s just a new time, a new thinking period in our lives. This is what we want to do. Sometimes the gods of war, they revive you and say, ‘You have to do more.’ Now I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t prepare for this. I box people to see if I’m able to do this stuff, so I can do this stuff.”
Holyfield has recently posted a picture from his official social media handle, teasing the trilogy bout. He has posted a picture from his fight against Mike and has left an interesting caption for the netizens.
In the caption of the photo, Holyfield wrote “Who would like to see Holyfield vs Tyson 3? Or who else would you like to see me get in the ring within an exhibition?”
Evander Holyfield is one of his possible opponents from the lot. Considering their intense rivalry from the past, Tyson vs Holyfield 3 can be one of the biggest trilogies to ever take place in the sport. No wonder fight fans are highly excited to witness the historic matchup.
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