EVANDER HOLYFIELD is still open to a fight against Mike Tyson – until there’s an actual fight.
The heavyweight legends enjoyed one of boxing’s most iconic rivalries during the 1990s, with Holyfield winning twice.
He stopped Tyson in an upset in 1996 before getting his ear bitten a year later and the rematch ended in a disgraceful disqualification.
But as time went on, the two made things right and were soon talking about fighting again in a trilogy.
And Holyfield hasn’t entirely ruled out the idea of stealing money – but doesn’t really want to fight his old rival.
He told SunSport in Florida: “Well, if we’re fine. For me, it’s not just about me, it’s about both of us.”
“We do it, make some money that we probably couldn’t make, so the most important thing is to find something that we can both do so that we understand it’s not a fight.”
“It’s about showing some good skills, showing skills, but it’s not a real fight. We’re not trying to kill each other.”
Tyson, 56, made a surprise return in 2020 in a duel with Roy Jones Jr., 54, that lasted eight rounds and ended in a tie that left both unscathed.
A year later, Holyfield, 60, made his own comeback but was shamelessly beaten up by ex-UFC star Vitor Belfort, 46.
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Although the former twoweight world champion still supports exhibition fights where players like Floyd Mayweather continue to earn millions.
Holyfield said, “Well, shows show you’ve taken care of your body and you’re still entertaining.”
“But it’s not meant to be real, it’s just meant to be fun.”