Evander Holyfield: We’re in talks with Mike Tyson for $200 million rematch


A Bite Fight rematch is back in talks once again.

After rumors of another fight between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield surfaced last year during Tyson’s comeback to the ring, Holyfield confirmed to The Sun that the two sides are currently in talks.

“What I can tell you is that my team is talking to Mike’s management, so I’m waiting for a decision,” Holyfield, 58, told The Sun. “They are communicating right now. 

“The thing is I’m still training for this, I know it will be some day this deal will happen and I’m ready for him. I’m doing OK.”

Tyson, 54, got back in shape and returned to the ring in November to fight Roy Jones Jr., which resulted in a split draw. In the meantime, Holyfield also began preparing for a comeback.

A Tyson-Holyfield exhibition would be the third fight between the two, with the last one coming in 1997, when Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear. Holyfield also upset Tyson in 1996 by TKO for the WBA heavyweight title.

Now, Holyfield claims a third fight could generate at least $200 million.

“My views are you always help people. I try to pass on the goodness that was passed onto me,” Holyfield told The Sun. “Where an opportunity is available, I like to make the best out of what I have. I believe if I fought Mike the fight will generate $200 million.

“It will be the biggest fight there is. That’s the honest truth. I think Mike has my message already. If he is going to do it he is, if not then he’s not. It’s a decision he has to make now and we both have to be in an agreement.

“I’m not going to tell anybody what I’m going to do – my strategy I’m planning on using against Mike – I don’t want anyone to know.”

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