Mike Tyson’s Representatives Claim “Iron Mike” Misspoke About Fighting Evander Holyfield on May 29

Published 03/26/2021, 7:19 AM EDT
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)


Despite so much hype and buzz, Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield 3 isn’t looking likely. Although Tyson claimed to have accepted the fight for May 29, his representatives claim he misspoke. Tyson’s representative connected with TMZ and opened up on the entire scenario.

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According to him, ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ was unaware of the fact that his team and Holyfield’s team haven’t come under terms to seal the fight. Moreover, they were far from setting up a meeting. So, Tyson’s spokesman, per TMZ, clearly put the fight off-charts and curbed the idea of a gigantic trilogy between two of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever.

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However, there’s still a minor lifeline left. Tyson’s spokesperson has claimed that the fight will happen under drastic circumstances. So fans will keep their fingers crossed for the trilogy, but how did it actually become relevant in recent times?

Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield 3- How did the fight talks emerge?

Following a successful in-ring return for Mike Tyson against Roy Jones Jr. in November, Evander Holyfield called him out. Initially, both sides appeared optimistic and seemed interested in battling each other for the final time.

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)

But after social media excitement, the matchup faded away with time. Evander Holyfield also clarified that he sent offers to Tyson with no response from the other end.

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Meanwhile, Tyson went live on Instagram a few days back and abruptly confirmed the fight. But that’s not how the deals are made, and with no official reports on board, it’s safe to state that the trilogy fight will not happen anytime soon.

Both Tyson and Evander Holyfield have several ventures to look for, and without boxing, their lives still hold a lot more in store. So, the pugilists and the trilogy will continue to be relevant in the sport even without no official fight date.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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