Longtime Tyson rival Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 1 NC, 29 KOs) has announced his intentions to be Tyson’s next opponent. According to Holyfield, 58, it was actually his idea for Tyson’s return to be an exhibition and he was interested in being his first opponent since Tyson’s retirement in 2005.
“My side tried to make the fight happen and we got nothing but excuses,” Holyfield said in a press release Tuesday. “Now I can see why he wanted a tune-up fight before thinking about fighting me.”
“Roy Jones was a good local opponent for Mike,” Holyfield said. “But a fight with me would be a global event and the only fight that anyone wants to see is a fight between us. There is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t make it happen.”