Evander Holyfieldand long-time rival Iron Mike Tyson are close to agreeing a sensational trilogy bout – 24-years on from their last fight.
Both are looking to defy age and mark successful comebacks.
2019. Evander Holyfield in a picture with Mike Tyson
Tyson was twice beaten by Evander Holyfield
Last November Mike T. 54 years, started his off against Roy Jones Jr, 52 years,as the pair boxed to a draw over eight exhibition rounds.
Holyfield, 58, inspired by Tyson’s announcement that he would fight again, and because of that Holyfield begin training for his own return.
And now the former two-weight champion revealed on the Last Stand Podcast, that he and Tyson are ‘close’ to agreeing terms to fight.
SunSport in January first confirmed the iconic rivals were in talk for a trilogy bout.
Iron Mike was dramatically beaten by Holyfield, an underdog at the time, in 1996.
But their rematch a year later will forever be remembered for Tyson’s disgraceful third round disqualification, as he sunk his teeth into Holyfield’s ear.
The pair later patched things up and even enjoyed a friendship.
But now they could be ready to reignite their rivalry – all in the name of charity with their comebacks dedicated to raising money.
Holyfield’s training for his comeback.