Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield Reportedly in Talks to Fight One More Time

Published 10/04/2021, 12:06 PM EDT
UNITED STATES – AUGUST 19: Las Vegas; Mike TYSON (USA) – Peter MC NEEZY (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson are back in the ring after decades. After staying away from combat sports for years, both Hall Of Fame Heavyweights have finally returned to action. Tyson and Holyfield have in the past faced each other twice. Therefore, with both fighters returning, fans will definitely want them to fight each other in an epic trilogy fight.

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However, since the last time they fought, both fighters have become slower and are not in the same shape. In an interview with Brandon Robinson, Holyfield spoke about the speculations of a third fight between the two.

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“Even this fight I just, last fight I had, came about coz the Tyson thing. Two people saying that we both talking bout getting in the ring and they thought about it and so he fought Roy Jones. So I was looking for somebody to fight, but it didn’t work out.”

“Then this guy here they put in and this is the guy that I faced,” Holyfield said. Earlier this year, a lot of rumors and speculations about a third fight came up, but these rumors never came to fruition.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Former Heavyweight Champions Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield are honored prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

‘Iron’ Mike Tyson himself went live on Instagram, claiming that the fight would take place on May 29th. However, talks fell through and the fight did not take place. With both sides claiming that the other camp was not willing to take the fight.

Triller Boss Ryan Kavanaugh says Mike Tyson is ‘scared’ to fight Evander Holyfield

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Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh publicly came out saying, “We know he is trying to stage a fight with Lennox Lewis. We have been told that he is scared to fight Evander. Now I have heard, from a number of reliable sources, that Mike is too scared. He thinks Evander would knock him out.”

However, after watching ‘The Real Deal’ fight against Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort Tyson himself said he wouldn’t want to fight Holyfield. Not because Tyson fears him, but because Holyfield could hardly defend himself.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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