In 2020 boxing fans were excited about the possibility of a third fight between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. However, when Iron Mike returned after 15 years, it was for an exhibition fight against the former world champion Roy Jones Jr, in November last year.
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In an interview with the English newspaper “The Sun”, Holyfield, 58, revealed that his agents are negotiating with Tyson’s, to make the fight happen soon. The legendary boxer says he has maintained a strict training routine, designed exclusively for this fight.
“What I can say is that my team is talking to Mike’s agent, so I’m waiting for a decision. They are communicating now. I’m training for this, I know that one day this will happen, and I’m ready. I’m fine ”, guaranteed the former world champion, excited about his possible return.
Shortly after the exhibition fight against Jones Jr, Tyson declared that Holyfield’s agents were playing “games” in the negotiations. For Evander, the purse will be historic within Boxing, with the money will go to charity: “I believe that if I fight Mike, the fight will earn US $ 200 million. It will be the biggest fight ”, predicted the veteran, who won in the first two fight between the two, in 1996 and 1997 – the latter marked by the iconic ear bite incident.