Former unified cruiserweight and heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield dropped the bomb saying that he could face his old nemesis, Mike Tyson, for a third time.
23 years after their last fight.
In the past couple of weeks “The Real Deal” and “Iron Mike” announced their intentions to return to the sport of boxing for charity causes.
Tyson, 53, caused a social media storm with a video of him hitting the pads, showcasing speed and brute power. Holyfield, 57, has obviously seen the footage and he told Sky Sports that he’s up for a third clash with Mike.
“I don’t know, you would have to ask him! I wouldn’t ask nobody to do anything they don’t want to do. But it’s for charity. If we can work something out that works for everybody then it’s a win-win-win.”
Tyson and Holyfield met twice in 1996 and 1997 with Evander winning both fights – the first one via TKO and the second via DQ. The 1997 clash will always be remembered as the fight where “Iron” bit Holyfield’s ear. Twice.
“When people look at me, I know they are looking at my ear,” Holyfield said 23 years later. “People think I got the whole ear bit off!
“People don’t understand the relationship I have with Tyson.
“Tyson and I were both on the losing squad trying to make the Olympic team in 1984, that tells you how tough amateur boxing was in my day.
“When Tyson became heavyweight champion of the world, it made me realize that I could do it. Him and I had sparred and he was a tough guy even back then when he was 17 and I was 21.”