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Mike Tyson Points To Holyfield's Team as Trilogy Roadblock

Mike Tyson, 54-years-old, is still very much interested in a trilogy bout with Evander Holyfield.

This past Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the former undisputed heavyweight champion returned to the ring and fought to an eight round draw in a sanctioned exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr.

Before Jones, a four division champion, was announced as the opponent - Tyson made an attempt to secure Holyfield.

Holyfield shocked the world when he stopped Tyson to capture the heavyweight crown in 1996. Tyson was disqualified in their infamous rematch in 1997, after he bit off a piece of Holyfield's ear.


According to Tyson, he would like to speak with Holyfield personally - because their respective teams are never able to agree on the terms.

“Maybe Evander needs to talk to me because every time my business associates talk to his business associates, it doesn’t turn out well,” Tyson said.

“So I don’t know. If you could see what we made tonight, if these guys really care about the welfare of Evander they would have had this fight with Evander. Maybe we’ll do another but whoever’s he’s with who’s handling him is totally wrong.”

Tyson, who retired from the sport of boxing in 2005, is planning to move forward with more exhibition bouts.

“This is where I belong,” Tyson said. “I never once, even when my first day sparring and I got my rib cracked and a guy was just smashing my jaw, I never once said ‘what the hell am I doing here? Am I crazy?’ I just said I’m in the right place. I said I’m in the right place.

“Very happy I did this. I will do it again. The sky’s the limit with this place. We have so many great legends that are interested in jumping on board and being involved with this program.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by tokon on 12-02-2020

[QUOTE=Monzon99;20922974]Thanks. Someone told me they heard on espn yesterday each got $10m?[/QUOTE] As Samok mentioned above, there were guarantees + ppv upside so they're probably getting even more than those figures I quoted. Tyso sure wasn't doing it for charity!

Comment by Monzon99 on 12-02-2020

I beg to differ. I think a lot of people would get excited if Tyson were to make the surprise announcement that Golota is next. Golota instantly provokes excitement, intrigue, wonder because he is such a mysterious unpredictable figure. To…

Comment by Monzon99 on 12-02-2020

[QUOTE=jdp28tx;20923216]Why the hell would he bid himself out of an exhibition? Tyson vs Holyfield 3 will not be a real fight as no state would allow it. It would only be an exhibition so there would be no reason for…

Comment by jdp28tx on 12-02-2020

[QUOTE=Monzon99;20922973]Holyfield is bidding himself out of the fight. Mike has plenty of other options. Such as Andrew Golota.[/QUOTE] Why the hell would he bid himself out of an exhibition? Tyson vs Holyfield 3 will not be a real fight as…

Comment by Monzon99 on 12-02-2020

[QUOTE=Samokries;20922200]Toney sure has some 25kg of excess weight, but he’s light sparring regularly. He still got the moves.[/QUOTE] Toney has to get in shape to do this, he could be good for summer or fall. But Golota is the best…

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