“This Time We Fighting, Ain’t No Biting” – Evander Holyfield Confirms Trilogy With Mike Tyson

Published 04/02/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


After much rigmarole and discussions, a trilogy between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield is finally on. A fight between the two was discussed ever since Tyson’s last exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. In fact, a few days back, it was reported that this trilogy fell through and won’t happen. But with the ‘Real Deal’s recent comments on Twitter, the pathway for this much-awaited bout is clear.

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“It’s on!….. I’m ready! This time we fighting, ain’t no biting!” tweeted Holyfield.

Holyfield confirmed this trilogy by taking a jibe at his long-time foe, Mike Tyson. He seemed eager to fight ‘Iron’ Mike, even if it’s in an exhibition bout.

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The last time Mike Tyson laced up the boxing gloves was against ‘Captain Hook’ in November 2020.

The Tyson vs Jones Jr. fight did extremely well, wherein both the fighters put on true boxing entertainment for the fans. It also accrued a massive 1.6 million PPV buys.

Following this fight, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ expressed his interest in taking up the ring space again, and the Holyfield fight has been on everyone’s radar.

The entire combat sports fraternity saw what happened in the first two fights between Tyson and Holyfield. The rivalry between the pair is etched in the fans’ memories, and they want to see a third fight.

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Can Mike Tyson score a win over Evander Holyfield this time?

Though Mike Tyson gave his best shot in the Roy Jones Jr. fight, the bout ended with a draw. Despite that, fans loved the version of Tyson that they saw in the ring.

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Tyson didn’t stop his rigorous boxing workouts after his last exhibition. He immersed himself, even more, this time in preparations for the potential Holyfield trilogy.

That said, fans are excited to view what ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson will bring up in this fight. The hype and responsibilities that this trilogy holds this time is far bigger than the first two fights almost a quarter of a century ago.

It will be interesting to see who among the two presents his best self on fight night.

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Who will you be rooting for in this contest?

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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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