Evander Holyfield Takes a Swipe at Mike Tyson – ‘You Know Where I’m At’

Published 03/29/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)


Evander Holyfield is one of the many legends looking to make a comeback in 2021. At 58-years-old, the former heavyweight champion of the world has undergone a fantastic transformation. As a result, it appeared as though he would face his arch-nemesis, Mike Tyson.

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Despite the rumors suggesting that the fight was close, it has now all but fallen through as Tyson is in the midst of an altercation with Triller. Hence, ‘The Real Deal’ has now taken a swipe at his old foe.

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)

Holyfield took to Instagram to share a picture and took a dig at ‘Iron Mike’. The image showed Holyfield in incredible shape after what appeared to be a training session. The former heavyweight champion lashed out at Tyson as he captioned it, “Looks like my dance partner @miketyson is a no show for the last dance. You know where I’m at if you change your mind.”

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This comment not only showed Holyfield’s frustration towards the situation, but also confirmed that the fight is off for now. However, ‘The Real Deal’ clarified that he is still willing to fight Tyson

Given the wording of his statement, fans will take heart as they realize that the long-awaited trilogy between the duo is not completely off the cards.

READ: Mike Tyson Reveals His Incredible Weight Loss Journey

Why is Evander Holyfield frustrated at the situation?

With his post, Holyfield made his unhappiness evident. The caption also showed that the former heavyweight champion was looking forward to fighting his old rival. So why is he unhappy about the cancellation of the fight?

Holyfield has undergone a tremendous transformation over the last year. He has lost weight and got back in shape at the ripe old age of 58. However, after all this, ‘The Real Deal’ will not get a fight against the one man he wanted to duke it out against.

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Though he can lace up the gloves against anyone else, a fight against Tyson was what the fans wanted to see. It would have been a more meaningful exhibition and would have provided a lucrative pay-day. Earlier, the former champion had expressed his pessimism of a fight happening, and now, the worst-case scenario has come true.

What do you make of this news? Do you think Evander Holyfield is right to be frustrated?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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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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