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What if Mike Tyson puts on his gloves?

Boxer Evander Holyfield has confirmed that discussions exist with Mike Tyson for an exhibition fight. It would be the third “clash of the titans” in a ring between these two former heavyweights.

Boxer Evander Holyfield has confirmed that discussions exist with Mike Tyson for an exhibition fight. It would be the third “clash of the titans” in a ring between these two former heavyweights.

(AFP) – What if the fantasy of boxing fans becomes reality? Mike Tyson in one corner, Evander Holyfield in the other. “His camp has spoken to mine and we have not yet found a solid agreement, but we are going in that direction,” Holyfield said on radio. The 3 Point Conversion. “If it is done, then it is not a problem. It turns out that (Tyson) was doing something and I was doing something too. When I told people about it, they saw me working and they sort of brought us closer, ”he added.

Sunday a poster appeared on Twitter announcing the holding of a “Tyson-Holyfield 3” on July 11 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. But there is no mention of any promoter or television channel, as is generally the case by way of formalization. In the meantime, in recent days the 50-something have expressed their intention to return to the ring and released videos showing them in training.

On these videos, Mike Tyson, 53, shows power and speed in his surly sequences, punctuated by a threatening “I’m back”. Evander Holyfield, 57, pronouncing these same words, more calmly, after extracts where we also see him tapping and jumping rope

If a friendship was born between them after their retirement, their rivalry was memorable in the 1990s punctuated by two victories for Holyfield. The first saw him snatch his opponent’s WBA belt by stopping the referee in the 11th round, after an epic fight. The second was incredible, Tyson having been disqualified after the 3rd resumption, after having bitten the left ear of Holfield, exasperated by his head shots …

The prospect of a third confrontation, certainly without stake but unpublished for this age group, would have the appearance of a revival for the queen category which currently benefits from a great revival of interest, with the duels between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. The first had dramatically dethroned the second for the WBC title in February, after a draw in their first fight.


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