Triller Boss: Tyson scared to fight Holyfield

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Triller Fight Club’s Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition last November was the eighth biggest PPV event of all time, but it doesn’t sound like Triller will be bringing us Iron Mike in a third encounter with archrival Evander Holyfield anytime soon.

“We have been told that he is scared to fight Evander,” Triller boss Ryan Kavanaugh told Sky Sports. “There has been back and forth hoopla, there is a massive payday ready for Mike to fight on Thanksgiving. A massive payday, one of his biggest! But we can’t seem to push it along. Now I have heard, from a number of reliable sources, that Mike is too scared. He thinks Evander would knock him out. We have an offer out to Mike [to fight Holyfield].

“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.”

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  • This is simply marketable trash talk gossip to stir up some business for a fight showdown. Does it ever occur to most folks that Holyfield is only 4 years away from claiming Social Security at age 62? Holyfield is in no way shape or form to fight a current Heavyweight champion due to the health risks. That being said, this upcoming matchup is simply an exhibition for entertainment purposes. Sorry, I will not spend a dime on it. I will wait for the free upload. Have a great day today.

  • wow geeee Triller/kavanough these guys are pushing 60yrs old…and etc…etc.. please stopppp

  • If this is an exhibition, nobody is going to get knocked out. I thought Tyson said he didn’t want to fight on Triller anymore?

    • He did say he’d never work with them again. Roy Jones said they didn’t pay him all his money and I read an article saying that they had defaulted on a payment to Holyfield, just a few days ago.

  • Maybe Triller boss Ryan Kavanaugh should fight Tyson for charity. What a ChuckleHead………..

  • Then why didn’t Mike ‘fight’ Evander over Roy Jones. Evander was available [ then ]. You are all picking on a man who is being truthful. Evander has said this plenty of times, just not in the context Ryan Kavanaugh used.

  • Evander is 2-0 up with both wins inside the distance and Tyson clearly wasn’t willing to put up with Evander’s 3rd fist in the second fight, which he’d been allowed to get away with for his whole career. It’s obviously marketing but if Tyson doesn’t need the money then why bother.

  • This article says more about the state of boxing than it does Tyson or Holyfield.

  • Triller, I am not paying for your lame-ass, weak ass promotions. So go home and get your fucking shine box. I hope your pathetic asses go broke.

    If this was a classroom assignment, and I was a teacher, I would give you an F. Your card is weak. You are weak.

  • If Holyfield looks good against Belford, don’t be surprised if Tyson Vs Holyfield III an Exhibition would be in the top two or three highest PPV buys in history.

  • Its just an exhibition; yes, Holyfield is 58, but he is not the average Joe. 58 years old is not a death sentence, he’s feeling good, he’s in shape, let him fight an exhibition or two and make some bread. As far as Iron Mike, I doubt that he’s scared of doing an exhibition with the Real deal at this juncture.

  • If you guys don’t mind, I have a better idea. Since kavanough has so much fire left in his tank to openly trash talk Tyson, maybe HE should fight Mike. I would now pay $50 at least to see Mike clean his clock.

    • Agreed. These guys are really up there in age for fighting even in an exhibition. For this guy to be saying stuff like this about a man in his 50s is not cool. Like you said, let him get in there if he is so brave!

  • Ryan Kavanaugh, you have a lot of balls trying to stir up controversy by claiming Mike Tyson is “afraid” of anyone. If I didn’t already swear off all Triller events because of the farcical fights and awful production quality, I would do so now.

  • Tyson doesn’t have anything to prove. So what if he doesn’t want to fight Holyfield again?

  • Ryan Cavanagh heard from someone……shit I didnt hear notn but this I see that Cavanagh is a piece of shit!

  • Evander “HGH” Holyfield is the Lance Armstrong of boxing. He should have his entire record expunged from the record books. Only reason he was successful in the Heavyweight division was large quantities of steroids. Without them, he wouldn’t have beat Douglas or Tyson.
    His training videos show he is having a hard time keeping mass on. Odd.

    • Of course it’s hard for him to keep mass on at 58 years old.
      But I can believe he in better shape than most 40 year olds including you buddy.
      Don’t Hate, just educate… your self. 😉

  • Ryan Kavanaugh is FOS. Tyson may be a very violent person but he was never scared of anything. I believe Holyfield with all the ‘roids & hgh would not beat Tyson without headbuts. Furthermore Holyfield without the supplements is physical much weaker.

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