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David Haye Backs Holyfield To Beat Mike Tyson in Trilogy Bout

Former two division world champion David Haye is picking Evander Holyfield to repeat, in a possible trilogy fight with career rival Mike Tyson.

The two former undisputed heavyweight champions have been teasing ring returns in recent weeks.

Tyson, 53-years-old, has been out of the ring since 2005 after suffering a knockout loss to heavyweight journeyman Kevin McBride.


Tyson is looking to do a few exhibition fights to raise money for charity - and Holyfield wants to be the first man to step in the ring with him.

Holyfield stopped Tyson in the eleventh round back in 1996. And in their 1997 rematch, Tyson was disqualified in three rounds for biting off a piece of Holyfield's ear.

"It’s been fun watching the likes of Tyson and Holyfield talking about having a big comeback. I’m all for fighters of old fighting, as long as it’s a 50-year-old fighter fighting another 50-year-old fighter. No issues with that, just like I wouldn’t mind Andre Agassi and Boris Becker having a tennis match. I don’t mind, that’s fantastic, I’d be happy to see that," Haye told Talk Sport.

"Although they might not be the guys they were 30 years ago, I don’t care, it’s still them, you’re going to see the names. You can still see they’ve got the same technique, they’re the same person, just not as fast. Same thing with boxers. Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield had two great fights, Holyfield came off best both times, I expect the same thing to happen again.

"But let them [fight], if they wanna earn some money, if they wanna entertain people during lockdown, I’m all for it. What’s the worst that can happen? One of them gets knocked out. Well, they’ve spent their whole lives doing that anyway. That’s what they do, they’re both born fighters, that’s what they’re here for. They’ve both been put on this Earth to fight people and that’s what they’ve done their whole lives. They both look in great shape, I saw Tyson hitting the mitts. He looked like his old self.

"I know it was only a small 15-second clip, but if you’d have said, 'That’s prime Mike Tyson,' I’d have said, 'Yeah, course it is, look at him. Look at that movement.' The punches were fantastic. If he’s ten percent of that in the ring, let him get in the ring. As long as they pass the medical, as long as they’re physically healthy enough to do it. As long as they pass the brain scan and the blood tests. As long as everyone’s healthy to get in there and do it, crack on. What else are you gonna do?"

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by REDEEMER on 05-23-2020

[QUOTE=Buggy bear;20574938]FFS mate the games bent as **** , they don't give a **** about health only business , it dont make it right does it ?I'm trying to make you understand This particular issue not the unregulated boxing business…

Comment by REDEEMER on 05-23-2020

[QUOTE=larryx...;20574737][U][/U] 1-1Tyson is 53 and not 40, so what does Foreman coming back at 40 mean?? 2-Tyson hasnt even been champ since 1996 and wasnt stopped by journeymen 3-Tyson was on coke, drinking to much and had to go to…

Comment by Buggy bear on 05-23-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20574615]Really that’s funny Mr corner Humble guy Who puts the word fact after his own post because they let Ortiz fight Wilder when he failed his pre fight physical and is known not to just be closer to 50 if…

Comment by Larry_Rushmore on 05-23-2020

[U][/U][QUOTE=REDEEMER;20574625]I’d say late 90”s . He was drinking and doing drugs during his comeback ,he’s not doing those things for awhile .I don’t think you understand time doesn’t sit still, in fact if Foreman came back today at age 40…

Comment by Vinnykin on 05-23-2020

[QUOTE=Buggy bear;20574446]. Well mr redeemer , I'm just a humble guy that if you knew me and my history you would not make that comment , do yourself a favour and consult a physician and if as you proclaim are…

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