Holyfield-Tyson 3 in the works?

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and two-time heavyweight ruler Mike Tyson could feature in a charity exhibition bout after talks between the two camps. “His people have been talking to my people and we haven’t yet got a solid deal together but it’s coming that way,” Holyfield told The 3 Point Conversation podcast.

“If it happens, then that’s no problem. The thing is, he was doing something and I was doing something. When I told people about it, they saw me working out and they kind of put two and two together. They must be coming together to do this like this. But the fact of the matter is, I don’t mind if we do do something like this.”

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  • No offense, I will watch the YouTube upload after it’s over. If they were younger and still actively fighting, the appeal would be there for me.

  • If it really is for charity then that’s great, I wish them all the success in the world. Somehow I doubt it. The last charity fight I can remember was Rocky vs Thunderlips and we all know how that turned out.

  • The word exhibition is funny. They’ll both try to kill each other with they’re rockers. Boxing is dead, or very close to it. So sad!

  • Funny, I indicated that Mike fighting an old rival would make much more sense when the Fury vs Tyson fight was mentioned here the other day. Now, we get this possibility. A much better choice if you ask me.

    • Funny, only an insane group of fanboys could ever fathom Fury vs Tyson. 30 seconds of pads and the guy who was 5-5-2nc in his last 12 fights is now a legitimate top heavyweight.

  • No thanks. Two (2) HOF fighters will have a friendly game plan in the first round. Suddenly, after getting hit a few times, they will resort to their predator boxing methods in pursuit of causing great pain for a TKO or KO victory. The old lions will try to revive their days in the boxing wild like young lions on the hunt, and it is extremely difficult to turn it off during an “exhibition.”

  • I’d like to see both have warm up fights before they go back to the arena of pain. Tyson Holyfield 1 was a remarkable fight. The second one was a non event – to me Tyson gassed out then lost his brain. Tyson v Tim Silvia or Roy Nelson aka Big Country to start just a 3 rounder – Holyfield never really retired he fought the 7 foot Russian and was robbed only a few years ago. I’d like to see him v Nate Diaz or Anderson Silva. Then they will be ready for the rematch where the winner fights Connar McGregor for the universal title of baddest man in the planet.

  • Tyson had an exhibition with tilis back in the day In his prime… after he fought him in the pros. He also had that one with sanders years later. So he can turn off the killer switch when needed.

  • I really don’t want to see any of this happen. Despite any good intentions or genuine motivation, it will be a shadow of what once was, i.e. just not very interesting. In addition, either of them or both could be hurt unnecessarily.

  • Stallone went a few rounds with Tarver when he played the part of Mason Dixon – even though it was a movie fight it was still a fight and Sly managed to hang in there for what should have been a draw. Sly is nearly 70 – Tyson can still knock out Anthony Joshua if the fatty can do it Tyson can surely do it. Holyfield should start as Fav against Joshua.

  • It’s hard to imagine Tyson jabbing and moving,it’s just not his go and if by some chance Holy puts a bit of sting on him I’m sure things will ramp up very quickly ………

  • Joshua is the most over hyped boxer of this era. Somebody mentioned Bruno, he’d have put AJ on his ass. The golden era of great heavyweights is gone, post Mike & the boys. The lighter guys coming through from MMA are showing up boxing. Just look at what Lobov did to the legend Paulie Mag. Speaking of actors, just look to Steve Siegal for a living unarmed combat legend

  • Foreman proved he could beat the younger crop of bums and based on what I’ve seen with this group Tyson could beat Fury with one hand tied behind his back. Fury and the lot are pathetic. Worst group of in their prime heavyweights I’ve ever seen..

  • Looks like it’s Shannon Briggs – I read on another site that Briggs expects a deal in the next 48 hrs. I would avoid the cannon if I was Tyson at least first up. One match that would work for him first fight back is a fight that I know everyone in the states would pay top dollar for and would certainly break all PPV records – it’s low risk and high reward for both. The Undertakers always had a bit of beef with Tyson going back to Tyson’s Gen X days. The PPV’s for when he KOed Shaun Michaels we’re off the charts. OK i know that Taker doesn’t have much of a standup game. But hey we want to see a Tyson KO for his come back and the Taker can take a shot and shouldn’t be able to KO Tyson. Mikes had trouble with big guys like him but the fight would prepare him for a Joshua fight no doubt. Similar height and stand up games.

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