Boxing Wants to seal trilogy with former rival
Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson have fought on two occasions in the past during their primes, but now, the former is pushing for a third fight to take place.
Tyson, 54, recently returned to the ring against Roy Jones Jr., and Holyfield, 58, wants to do the same.
“People do what they choose to do and for whatever reason they have, they do it,” Holyfield told the Sun.
“The thing is that if it’s meant to be it will happen. Either way, it is what it is.
“What I can tell you is that my team are talking to Mike’s management, so I’m waiting for a decision. 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.”
Holyfield is under no illusions of the sort of money a third fight between himself and Tyson would generate.
“My views are you always help people. I try to pass on the goodness that was passed onto me,” he continued.
“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 dollars.
“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.
“I’m happy if Mike fights me.”