After Evander Holyfield’s camp revealed that Mike Tyson turned down a guaranteed $25 million pay day for a third fight against Holyfield, it appears that the fight is actually on.
This coming from Tyson himself, he revealed that he will be fighting Holyfield on May 29.
Mike Tyson has declared that the Evander Holyfield trilogy fight is on for May 29th…
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— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 23, 2021
Tyson said, “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 I’m [going to] be successful May 29.”
This will be the third fight in the Holyfield-Tyson trilogy. In 1996, Holyfield won the first fight between the two in the 11th round by TKO. The next year, Holyfield won again but he also lost part of his ear as Tyson bit it a couple times and got disqualified.
It should also be mentioned that Tyson is 54 and had a rather embarrassing match against Roy Jones Jr. four months ago that only went the full eight rounds because the two of them didn’t really do much. Holyfield is 58 and hasn’t been in a boxing match in 10 years. It might be an interesting nostalgia trip but if you’re expecting a highly athletic contest, you might want to save your money.