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Mike Tyson Insists Boxing Bout Against Evander Holyfield Is Genuinely Happening

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Mike Tyson Insists Boxing Bout Against Evander Holyfield Is Genuinely Happening

If you ask Evander Holyfield's camp, a trilogy with Mike Tyson ain't on the cards.

But according to Iron Mike himself, it's 100% happening.

Credit: Instagram / Mike Tyson
Credit: Instagram / Mike Tyson

The two boxing heavyweight legends haven't met inside the ring since 1997 when Tyson was infamously disqualified for biting Holyfield's ear in the third round.

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But now, almost 25 years later, the pair are on the brink of finalising a deal which could see them lock horns for a third and final time.

"There's a small, fundamental difference to get some paperwork done, and then it's on to the races with me and Evander," Tyson said during an Instagram Live video.

"The fight is on with me and Holyfield. Holyfield's a humble man, I know that, he's a man of God, but I'm God's man, and I'm gonna be successful May 29th."

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With Tyson being 54 years of age and Holyfield being 58, it'll hardly be at the same standard of boxing like it was back in 1997.

But if Iron Mike's last performance is anything to go by, then it'll certainly be an entertaining fight.

The "Baddest Man on the Planet" made his long-awaited boxing return in an exhibition bout against former world champ Roy Jones Jr in 2020.

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The fight itself ended up finishing in a draw, but fans got to witness a second coming like no other with Tyson channelling his younger self throughout the duration of the event.

Seeing him bob and weave under the bright arena lights made for incredible viewing and after the fight he was quick to express his interest in doing it all over again.

"Sometimes that two minutes felt like three minutes," he said after the bout with Jones Jr.

"I'm just happy I got this under my belt and I'm going to continue to go further and do more, absolutely.

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"This is bigger than fighting and winning a championship. We're humanitarians, we're helping people.

"That's bigger, I'm into that now."

Well, now it seems he's got a very eager opponent standing opposite him in the form of Evander Holyfield.

The "Real Deal" hasn't fought professionally since 2011 - and even then he was 48 years of age!

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But it seems Holyfield hasn't shied away from calling him out his old nemesis in recent months and is keen on finally settling their age-old rivalry once and for all.

For the fighters themselves, it'll be a dream come true.

But for us fans, it'll be a historic moment worth watching.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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

Max Sherry
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