Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson is planning another exhibition bout and is hoping it takes place in May.
‘Iron Mike’ brought and end to his 15-year retirement to face Roy Jones Jr. over eight rounds on November 28.
The 54-year-old looked surprisingly good and was unlucky to only emerge with a draw from the fight.
During a recent episode of his ‘Hotboxin’ podcast, Tyson revealed the targeted date for his next fight is May 29.
The heavyweight KO artist didn’t mention a specific opponent but rumours have been swirling about a potential trilogy bout with Evander Holyfield.
“I felt better than I anticipated,” Tyson said about his fight with Jones Jr. “I thought I would be a little more nervous than I was, but I was relaxed. I felt like, wow, I could do some more, I could punch more combinations, I could do this and do that. I said, ‘Wow, this is interesting.’ And I want to do it again, and I want to do it against someone I could go all out on. It made me interested in wanting to do it again.
“I wanted to go the distance. I didn’t want to knock anybody out. That’s what people expected, but I wanted to go the distance.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)
Four-time heavyweight champion Holyfield announced his boxing comeback just one week after Tyson.
‘The Real Deal’ hasn’t fought since 2011 when he knocked out Brian Nielsen inside ten rounds.
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.
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