Evander Holyfield teases trilogy fight with Mike Tyson
Evander Holyfield has teased he has agreed a trilogy fight with Mike Tyson – though fans are conscious it could be an April fools joke.
The heavyweight legends were involved in two incredible battles in 1996 and 1997, the second of which became known as the ‘Bite Fight’ when Tyson famously chewed off a chunk of Holyfield’s ear on his way to disqualification.
And despite their ages – now 58 and 54 years old respectively – a third bout between the pair has been the source of constant speculation ever since they returned to training last year.
Holyfield wrote on Twitter: “It’s on!….. I’m ready! This time we fighting, ain’t no biting!”
Mike Tyson proudly stated recently that he would meet his old rival Evander Holyfield once again in a trilogy exhibition fight on May 29.
However, his representatives have now clarified this is actually unlikely to happen.
Tyson declared on Instagram Live last week: “I just want everybody to know, the fight is on with me and Holyfield.
“Holyfield’s a humble man, I know that. And he’s a man of God, but I’m God’s man.
“And, listen, I’m going to be successful on May 29.”
However, his reps have since told TMZ that Mike ‘misspoke’ and in fact the two camps are far apart at the negotiating table.
Tyson ended 15 years out of the ring last November for an eight-round exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr.