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Evander Holyfield Confirms Talks Are Underway To Fight Mike Tyson

Evander Holyfield Confirms Talks Are Underway To Fight Mike Tyson

A deal to fight Tyson is close, according to Holyfield.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

A blockbuster trilogy fight between returning boxing legends Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson is close to being agreed.

Holyfield, 57, and Tyson, 53, have both been training ahead of a sensational return to the ring.

And it appears the two American icons will square off against each other for a third time when they meet in an exhibition or charity bout.

Image: PA
Image: PA

'The Real Deal' has confirmed his team are in talks with Tyson's people over a potential showdown.

"His people have been talking to my people and we haven't yet got a solid deal together but it's coming that way," Holyfield said.

"If it happens, then that's no problem. Well, the thing is, he was doing something and I was doing something.

"When I told people about it, they saw me working out and they kind of put two and two together. They must be coming together to do this like this.

"But the fact of the matter is, I didn't mind if we do something like this."

Holyfield added: "Well the point of the comeback - somebody just made up the names themselves - I'd been telling people that I wanted to start doing exhibitions.

"Meaning that with my foundation, the Holyfield Foundation, I wanted to help the kids.

"I wanted to come back and be able to show the kids that if you take care of your body at a young age, if you don't get bad habits, you don't gotta put them down.

"Then at an old age you ain't got to be worried about what type of person you're going to be or if somebody going to have to help you."

Holyfield is 2-0 against Tyson which includes the infamous 'The Bite Fight' which saw 'Iron' Mike disqualified for biting.

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Fight News