$100 Million! Evander Holyfield Estimates the Amount of Money He and Mike Tyson Will Make

Published 02/08/2021, 3:19 PM EST
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 09: Heavyweight boxing legends Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield attend the 19th annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 09, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)


Evander Holyfield has given his estimation on the highly anticipated trilogy between him and Mike Tyson. The former heavyweight champion of the world spoke about his potential comeback and how much he would earn from it.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 25: Mike Tyson speaks onstage during the “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truthts” panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour – Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Holyfield has teased his comeback on multiple occasions in the last few months. The former champion has been in training for a while and has expressed his desire to fight Tyson.

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Speaking on the ‘Last Stand Podcast,‘ Holyfield previewed his potential return. Talking about the monetary aspect of the fight, he said, “I think it will be a lot of money and a lot of millions. I think, a hundred million. The fight would be big because so many people want the fight.”

This is a lot of money for an exhibition fight. Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will reportedly earn a similar fee for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. This just goes to show how lucrative the trilogy will be.

However, Holyfield is right in saying that the fight would be huge because many fans want to see it. The two have shared a fiery history in the past, and given the success of Mike Tyson’s first exhibition against Roy Jones Jr, this could draw higher numbers.

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Evander Holyfield says he and Mike Tyson have to get the fight done

The former champion also responded to Mike Tyson’s recent claims. ‘Iron Mike’ claimed Holyfield was just one potential opponent among many. Moreover, they would look at him for the future after a couple of more fights.

To this, Holyfield replied with, “The only thing that I hear people talking about [is] they want to Tyson and myself. And you know, this is what the world want to see. But you’re not in that situation, so you have to want to do it. So, I guess we have to come together and do it.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 9: Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson fight for the WBA Heavyweight tittle at the MGM Grand Garden on November 9, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holyfield won the fight with a TKO in the 11th round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Therefore, Holyfield has remained adamant that the pair have to make this fight happen. He has previously hit out at Tyson for trying to avoid him. Moreover, given both fighters’ age, a fight seems impractical to many impartial observers.

What do you make of these claims from Evander Holyfield? Do you think they will meet in 2021, and will it be as lucrative as suggested?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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