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Mike Tyson And Evander Holyfield Trilogy Bout In The Works For 2021

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Mike Tyson And Evander Holyfield Trilogy Bout In The Works For 2021

They may have a combined age of 112, but it's a fight that would undoubtedly sell a bunch of Pay-Per-Views.

54-year-old Mike Tyson and 58-year-old Evander Holyfield are in talks over a trilogy that could take place later this year.

According to multiple reports, the two boxing legends would do battle in the Dubai heat with The Sun estimating that the total prize purse would be valued at around AU$360 million.

As far as trilogies go, this one has the potential to be up there with the most historic in boxing.

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Not just because of their ages and resumes, but mainly due to their lengthy history with each other.

Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis. Credit: PA
Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis. Credit: PA

The two larger-than-life characters first fought back in 1996 for the WBA heavyweight championship with Holyfield eventually coming out on top in a brutal back-and-fourth slug fest.

As for their rematch less than a year later, well, who could forget the famous ear-biting incident that saw Tyson disqualified from the bout.

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Even during the build-up to both bouts, the underlying tension between the pair was palpable.

It's no secret they have a fiery past, but when the duo retired it seemed Holyfield had forgiven Tyson for his wild actions during their second bout.

They've both spoken publicly about their fierce rivalry and how it actually helped them progress as athletes.

But despite reconciling, it seems they're more than happy to go toe-to-toe one more time for a cushty little pay cheque.

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Credit: Instagram/@miketyson
Credit: Instagram/@miketyson

Tyson made his long-awaited boxing comeback in 2020, taking on former world champ Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout.

Iron Mike was reported to have made millions from his return and looked in great physical shape too.

After his draw with Jones Jr, Tyson admitted he was keen to get in the ring again in the near future and it seemed one of his old foes was watching that post-fight interview.

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It wasn't long before Holyfield made a public announcement to register his interest in a trilogy with Tyson.

The former four-time heavyweight world champ hasn't fought professionally since 2011 but has remained in good nick - I mean, just check out his social media channels.

In the lead up to his second-coming, boxing fans were saying how great Tyson looked at the age of 54.

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But if this multi-million-dollar trilogy happens in Dubai, don't be surprised to see most of the media attention aimed towards 58-year-old Holyfield.

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Topics: Exhibition boxing, Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Australia

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