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Holyfield To Mike Tyson: No More Excuses, Sign The Contract - I'm Ready

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield says he was confused when Mike Tyson chose to face Roy Jones Jr. and not him for his exhibition-bout comeback... then he watched their fight Saturday night.

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According to Tyson, the handlers for Holyfield were extremely difficult to deal with when it came to the financial terms of the contest.

Holyfield claims it was Tyson's reps who were at fault for their discussions falling through.
 
"My side tried to make the fight happen and we got nothing but excuses," said Holyfield. "Now I can see why he wanted a tune-up fight before thinking about fighting me."
 
"The Real Deal," says the idea of an exhibition bout was his. Still in supreme physical condition in his 50s, and training in the gym for months, Holyfield feels Tyson took a practice run Saturday night, but there is only one fight the world wants to see.
 
"Roy Jones was a good local opponent for Mike," said the unimpressed Holyfield. "But a fight with me would be a global event and the only fight that anyone wants to see is a fight between us. There is absolutely no reason why we shouldn't make it happen."
 
By consensus, Tyson got the better of Jones during the eight-round exhibition match at STAPLES Center Saturday night, a fact that Holyfield says clears the way for the pair to finish their historic rivalry the only way they can.
 
"No more excuses. This is the fight that must happen for both our legacies. Saturday night you said you were ready to fight me, so sign the contract and get in the ring, Tyson. The world is waiting and it's on you now. I'm ready."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by taste on 12-04-2020

I don't like the way this is starting to turn... Big George saying Mike needs 3 more tune-ups before contending for a title? Douglas saying he wants to get in there? Now Evander is in ass kicking mode?? We don't…

Comment by BodyBagz on 12-04-2020

An exhibition call out :lol1: WTF is next

Comment by theface07 on 12-03-2020

[QUOTE=Monzon99;20923723]I heard Holyfield wanted $25m.[/QUOTE] $25m! Whaaaat? That's totally ridiculous. He can't really want to fight an exhibition if he's truly asking for that kind of money. Do you have a source for that info?

Comment by Get em up on 12-02-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20923712]You're partially right but maybe if the fans/trolls didn't automatically call a boxer who loses a fight a bum who was never any good, you would see more competitive matchups. An undefeated boxer loses his 0 and the casual fans,…

Comment by theface07 on 12-02-2020

[QUOTE=RoyJonesJrp4pno1;20922004]Fans chit on any fighter that loses. I don't agree with it but it's the truth.[/QUOTE] Exactly. A lot of people on here are hypocrites. They whine because we don't get the best fighting the best all the time but…

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