Tyson vs Holyfield 3? Mike Tyson Can Attend Evander Holyfield’s Return Fight

Published 09/11/2021, 2:31 AM EDT
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)


When offered initially, Mike Tyson didn’t seem very interested in a trilogy clash against his former foe Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield. However, if the fight happens, it can be the biggest exhibition for the ages, bringing sheer financial profit to both sides. While Tyson had already returned to action against Roy Jones Jr. last year, Evander Holyfield will return against Vitor Belfort on September 11.

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Before securing this fight against ‘The Phenom’, Holyfield had challenged Mike Tyson several times and wanted to stage his return against ‘Iron’. Now, the Belfort bout will help Holyfield test himself, and see if he wants Mike Tyson next.

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To make things more interesting, several reports claim that Mike Tyson will be there at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel for the Triller PPV. So, the scene can actually be intense, bringing both Tyson and Holyfield in the same place at the same time.

Although there’s no more ill-feeling between the boxing greats, the possibilities of a trilogy can introduce some sort of intensity. That said, many claim that Tyson will actually be present to begin the fight talks of the trilogy bout.

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Hence, the prelude of Tyson vs Holyfield 3 can happen this weekend. Nevertheless, Vitor Belfort should be Holyfield’s sole focus. This is because a win for the latter will hand him an advantage and propel the Tyson-Holyfield trilogy talks.

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Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield 3 – The Old Age battle

Back in the late ’90s, the Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson rivalry was way similar to the Conor-Khabib rivalry of today’s time. Both men had harsh feelings for each other and looked to destroy the other in their two fights. However, records cite Holyfield to have beaten Tyson twice.

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)

Though the professional stats will not change, Tyson can look to open his account against Holyfield in an exhibition, or perhaps, even make a sensational professional return. Do you think Mike Tyson can beat Evander Holyfield now?

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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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