Evander Holyfield Responds To Mike Tyson's 'I'm Back' Video, Wants A Trilogy Fight
Last week, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield confirmed his eagerly anticipated return to boxing. Now, the 57-year-old has responded to old foe Mike Tyson in his own 'I'm back' video.
Holyfield intends to take part in a series of exhibition fights for charity in the coming months.
And many believe the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes will step back in the ring with Tyson, who is also making a comeback.
Holyfield v Tyson for charity? :eyes:- Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) May 11, 2020
Evander has welcomed the idea... :point_down:
It comes after Holyfield posted a clip of himself in training alongside the caption: "My first week back in the gym and I feel great. I'm looking forward to stepping up my training sessions and intensity as I prepare for my fight.
"I told you I had something for you."
He also said in an interview with Sky Sports that a trilogy fight against Tyson would be a "win-win-win".
My 1st week back in the gym and I feel great I'm looking forward to stepping up my training sessions and intensity as I prepare for my fight.- Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) May 13, 2020
I told you I had something for you@ReneeYoungWWE @BookerT5x@TheMarkHenry @WWEonFOX@FOXSports pic.twitter.com/ncgeJMTkmE
EVANDER HOLYFIELD TRAINING FOOTAGE RELEASED TODAY! pic.twitter.com/bFPhwzeZBv- Boxing Kingdom (@BoxingKingdom14) May 12, 2020
Holyfield's video comes just days after Mike Tyson said the exact same phrase "I'm back" in his own training video.
'Iron Mike' has revealed he will take part in three or four round exhibition fights, and several possible opponents have been linked since, including Holyfield, who is keen on making it happen.
Here's a clip of Tyson in action. He looks seriously impresive considering his age.
Somebody who isn't exactly impressed by the duo's comeback is promoter Frank Warren.
"I don't care if Mike Tyson is in the gym for the next ten years, he has no chance against any heavyweight," Warren said in his Metro column.
"I have no idea who would license him at the age of 53 if it wasn't an exhibition match. I can't see any governing body doing that. He's in there getting himself fit and well, and that's brilliant.
"...I saw his short training clip and all I can say is pads do not hit back. It was a short video for a reason."
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