Boxing fans are thrilled for a possible Holyfield vs Tyson 3 bout.
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield said he is open to set a trilogy bout against Mike Tyson for charity with the condition that Tyson should ask for the match.
“I don’t want pressure on me that ‘You just want to fight Mike because you know you can beat him,” Holyfield told BBC, saying that he would take on Tyson in a three-round bout for charity.
“If he hits me, I’m going to hit back. I’m going to be 58, he’ll be 54, you talk about being in good health and doing things the proper way that respects it. I don’t have no problem with it.”
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield first faced each other on November 9, 1996, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The fight was billed as Finally and was Tyson’s first defense of the WBA title that he had won from Bruce Seldon on September 7 of that year.
From the ninth round on, Holyfield out-landed Tyson in total punches by 42 punches through the 11th, where he scored a TKO win 37 seconds into the round. The fight was named Fight of the Year and Upset of the Year by The Ring.
A controversial rematch followed the Tyson vs Holyfield I.
Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II
On June 28, 1997, the two champions faced each other again for the WBA Heavyweight Championship. The fight was billed as “The Sound and the Fury” and afterward infamously referred to as “The Bite Fight” or “The Bite of ’97.”
Tyson bit off part of Holyfield’s ear, making it one of the most bizarre fights in boxing history. Tyson was disqualified from the match and lost his boxing license, though it was later reinstated.
Mike Tyson earlier teased boxing fans about his possible return to the boxing world through training video on Instagram that ended with the message, “I’m back.”
Tyson said then that he was thinking of going back to the ring for some exhibition bouts to raise money for charity.