Mike Tyson confirms date for trilogy bout with Evander Holyfield

It appears Tyson and Holyfield will collide 24 years on from their "Bite Fight" rematch in 1997,

Mike Tyson has confirmed he will be fighting Evander Holyfield in a trilogy bout in 2021.

After initially ruling it out, Iron Mike has made a U-turn, with a £21.5million offer believed to have persuaded him.

The former heavyweight rivals are scheduled to collide on May 29 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

The last time the pair fought, "The Bite Fight", Anthony Joshua was just seven years old in 1997.

Holyfield has been retired since 2011 but has recently been seen training with fellow Hall of Famer Wladimir Klitschko after witnessing Tyson's comeback to the ring against Roy Jones Jr.

Tyson and Jones went toe-to-toe on streaming service app Triller in an eight-round exhibition. The result was a draw due to there being no judges to score the contest although Tyson dominated proceedings throughout.

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. are regarded as the two greatest fighters of the last four decades
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. are regarded as the two greatest fighters of the last four decades

Speaking to Haute Living on Instagram Live, he said: "I see that happening in the near future, me and Holyfield.

"Only thing we have to do is get some small fundamental differences [resolved], get some paperwork done and then it's on to the races with me and Evander… I just want everybody to know the fight is on with me and Holyfield.

"Holyfield's a humble man, I know that, and he's a man of God but I'm God's man and listen, I'm going to be successful May 29."

Joshua doesn't touch a glove on Fury

Tyson remains the youngest undisputed champion in heavyweight history.

After agreeing a two-fight deal, Joshua and Tyson Fury are expected to fight this year once a site fee has met the requirements of both teams.

Should all four major world titles be on the line, it will be the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.

Fury, whose first name is in tribute to the Baddest Man on the Planet, is the huge favourite to unify the division, according to Iron Mike.

"I f****** love Joshua, but I think Tyson is too elusive," he said. "He's not going to be able to hit him.

"I like Joshua a lot, and maybe he punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn't punch faster than Wilder. And if he doesn't punch faster than Wilder he's not going to f****** touch this guy.

"That's just what I see. If Tyson Fury can get away from Wilder's fast punches, Joshua might be in trouble."

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