Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson is open to the idea of completing his trilogy with long-time rival Evander Holyfield. Tyson is hoping a fight between the pair can help raise money for charity during these most difficult of times.
In 1996 Holyfield pulled off a huge upset to stop ‘Iron Mike’ in 11 rounds. One year later the pair fought again in one of the most controversial bouts of all time, as Tyson was disqualified for biting off a piece of Holyfield’s ear in the third round.
In the past few weeks, Tyson has announced he is currently in training with the end goal of fighting in some exhibition bouts. The 53-year-old has posted several workout clips that show he still carries immense power and that he is in terrific shape.
Holyfield followed Tyson in saying he too will return to the ring in the near future. The 57-year-old is keen to put on exhibition bouts and raise some money for charity. This announcement has, of course, excited boxing fans who are now waiting in anticipation for a Tyson/Holyfield trilogy fight announcement.
Speaking to TMZ Tyson commented for the first time on potentially fighting Holyfield for the third time. The vicious knockout artist is down to scrap and is hoping to raise some money to help those most impacted by the ongoing global pandemic, he said.
“That would be awesome for charity. Can you imagine me and (Holyfield) going in the ring together? … Hey listen, there are a lot of people out there that need help and something like that could help a lot of people that are in need of help.”
As of right now it remains unclear if or when the potential fight can be made. The good news for boxing fans is, both men appear to be on board and negotiations can now begin for the most unusual of fights.
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