Mike Tyson to Possibly Appear in Another Blockbuster Fight Against a Boxing Legend

Published 02/02/2021, 11:30 PM EST
UNDATED: Mike Tyson raises his fists after winning a bout. (Photo by Focus on Sport via Getty Images)


The last exhibition bout of Mike Tyson gained mammoth attention from combat sports fans all over the world. Ever since that fight, Tyson expressed his desire to re-enter the ring for another exhibition bout.

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It seems that ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ already has an opponent waiting on either side for him- none other than his former rival, Evander Holyfield.

‘The Real Deal’ was in a chat with Brian Custer when he shed light on this much debatable topic.

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“I would say yes! I think it’s close, I think it’s something that we both want to do and I think it can happen,” said Holyfield.

Ever since Tyson contended with Roy Jones Jr, many big-wig boxers from the retro era have shown their keenness on coming back to the ring. Holyfield is one of them, and nothing can be better than ‘The Real Deal’ hinting at a trilogy with Mike Tyson. Though it will go down as an exhibition, this fight has the audacity to sell itself in massive numbers.

Previously, Holyfield was in contention to take Mike Tyson on in an exhibition bout, but the fight couldn’t get on floors for some uncertainties.

Both Holyfield and Tyson want to impact an individual’s life by fighting for a good cause. That said, this bout doesn’t seem far-fetched from happening in 2021.

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Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield – best heavyweight clash of the 90s era

‘Iron’ Mike and ‘Real Deal’ fought twice in their illustrious careers, both for the heavyweight titles. These fights are still cited as the best heavyweight collisions in the sport’s history. Though Holyfield won both the bouts, it didn’t come so easy for him.

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The first fight among them went a distance, but the ‘Real Deal’ finally dispatched his rival in round 11. The second fight saw the famous ear-bite incident, wherein The Baddest Man On The Planet got disqualified. Holyfield retained his titles both times, but the rivalry with Tyson continued for years.

Fans will be intrigued to see the two lock horns almost a quarter of a century later. On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you for this trilogy?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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