The chatter around former legendary boxer Mike Tyson has heated up over the last several days with much of that surrounding the possible notion of a return. Tyson has continued to fuel that chatter with video of his workouts and statements that would suggest that he is seriously considering stepping into the squared circle once again. That brought into the picture the conversation as who he would face if that situation presents itself down the line. One of Tyson‘s former rivals, Evander Holyfield, has seemingly thrown his name into the mix for what could be quite an intriguing scenario.
Mike Tyson hints at boxing comeback
Over the last couple of weeks, Tyson has continued to suggest that he may get back into the ring.
That has seen a couple of videos surface of him training through a vigorous workout showing off some impressive speed and strength for a 53 year old. Tyson has also made comments on a Play Together Apart Livestream on Facebook last Thursday that he may not be done boxing as he once again feels youthful and strong through his training.
“It may not be over yet. Anything’s possible. I feel unstoppable now. The gods of war have reawakened me, ignited my ego and want me to go to war again. I feel like I’m [young] again.”
That isn’t firmly stating he will make a return, but he’s certainly well on his way toward giving a go-around to get back into the ring. Tyson is getting himself back into great shape while the video only further bring forth the notion that Tyson could be boxing again some point soon.
Evander Holyfield open to fighting Mike Tyson for third time
With Tyson gearing up for a potential return to the ring, it has put into the picture some potential opponents.
One has quickly emerged as former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield recently stated to Manouk Akopyan of BoxingScene.com that he would be willing to fight the 53-year-old a third time on the condition of it being for charity.
“I’ve already done what I wanted to do in my career, and have been the best that I could be. If it wasn’t for charity, I wouldn’t fight Tyson,” Holyfield told BoxingScene.com in an interview. “I don’t look at it as being a winner in this fight. This is a charity event helping our foundations. The thing is knowing what you’re doing it for.
“I’m not afraid of [Tyson] or anything like that, as long as it works for both of us [financially]. I wouldn’t ask for him to do it if he didn’t want to. He’d have to ask me. It’s like being the bully, I already beat him twice.”
Holyfield has some infamous history with Tyson in the first two fights that include the ear-biting incident. The 57-year-old won both bouts against his former longtime rival, which a third time between them at their age would certainly be a sight to see regardless of who won.
Mike Tyson/Evander Holyfield Fight would be biggest draw
Although Holyfield has nothing to prove to Tyson at this point, given he won both fights, it would undoubtedly be the most intriguing match.
The 57-year-old has voiced that Tyson isn’t his preferred opponent, but that may be the one that draws the most donations to charity given the popularity and aura around him. The only manner that these two would fight at this point is through charity.
Given the current status of the sports world, a fight like this may be what fans need to see two all-time greats duke it out one last time for a great cause.