“I’m ready. This time we fighting, ain’t no biting!”
Via: David Van Auken
An exhibition boxing match between former two-time foes, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson and Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield, is currently in the works for a Memorial Day showdown, on Saturday, May 29th, with the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida tentatively targeted as a potential venue for the showdown.
Speculation has been rife for the last number of months regarding a possible matchup between the two, with multiple sources close to Fight Bananas confirming that contracts for a showdown have been signed by both sides.
Holyfield seems confident, as he commented on the Fight Bananas Facebook post “I’m ready! This time we fighting, ain’t no biting!”
Tyson said after the Jones Jr. Fight:
“Maybe Evander (Holyfield) needs to talk to me because every time my business associates talk to his business associates, it doesn’t turn out well,” Tyson said following his split draw with Jones Jr. last November. “So I don’t know—if you could see what we made tonight, if these guys really care about the welfare of Evander they would have had this fight with Evander. Maybe
Speculation continued to mount about the possibility of a trilogy clash between the two when former light welterweight champion, Zab Judah, a close friend of Tyson, confirmed that as far as he was concerned, the fight was “signed, sealed and delivered” during a recent interview with Metro.
“The fight is made, the fight is done, Mike Tyson versus Evander Holyfield part three, amazing,” Judah said. “Everything about that fight interests me, you just got to look at one and two and there’s no doubt why you wouldn’t want to watch number three, no doubt.”
“The fight is signed, sealed, and delivered, and Mike is training every day and Evander is training every day and both men are coming in to do their job. They are not playing, brother, there will be no playing,” Judah explained. “Mike Tyson versus Evander Holyfield part three, it’s going down, it’s going to be real. It’s going to be a great fight for a third time.“
54-year-old New York native, Tyson initially met with 58-year-old Alamaba favourite Holyfield in November 1996, with the latter scoring a penultimate round knockout win over Tyson—before an infamous rematch took place the following June, where Tyson was disqualified in the third round after twice biting both of Holyfield’s ears, with iconic referee Mills Lane deducting two points from Tyson prior to the disqualification.
View the article on the Fight Bananas site here.