Mike Tyson Confirms Evander Holyfield Trilogy for May 29

Published 03/24/2021, 9:20 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)


The ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’, Mike Tyson, is all charged up to step inside the squared circle again. He will take on his longtime foe, Evander Holyfield, in a massive trilogy fight on May 29.

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The last time Tyson stepped inside the ring was against Roy Jones Jr. That fight accrued overwhelming response from one and all. Moreover, the 54-year-old showcased a snippet of his old self in this cracking exhibition.

That said, ‘Iron’ Mike is thrilled to come back and fight the ‘Real Deal’ in an eye-catchy bout.

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Recently, Tyson spoke to Fight Hub TV on the Evander Holyfield fight and gave his prediction on the same.

“I just want everybody to know, the fight is on with me and Holyfield.”

“Holyfield’s a humble man, I know that he’s a man of God. But I’m god’s man. And listen, I’m gonna be successful May 29th.” said Tyson.

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)

The rift between Tyson and Holyfield isn’t new at all for the fans. This rivalry ranked among the biggest rivalries in the retro boxing era.

Both of them fought each other twice, and the world witnessed what happened in both those fights. That said, a trilogy will only lure the fans. Also, this fight has every audacity to break Tyson’s last exhibition PPV records, which was 1.6 million.

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Mike Tyson or Evander Holyfield, who comes out on top in the trilogy?

Ever since the Jones Jr. fight, ‘Iron’ Mike expressed his inquisitiveness to lace up the boxing gloves again. Earlier, he was in talks to face Holyfield instead of ‘Captain Hook’ in November 2020. But because of some uncertainties, the fight couldn’t go on floors.

Despite that, Holyfield and Tyson have both begun training for this fight. More than anyone else, they are themselves excited to battle each other out and put on an exhilarating show for the fans.

Tyson and Holyfield both will look to employ their finest prowess.

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This fight promises to be an absolute blinder and has everything to stay true to the surrounding hype.

Who will you be rooting for in this battle?

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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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