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Mike Tyson Desires Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis This Yr Or An Exhibition Towards Tyson Fury | BoxingInsider.com


Posted on 04/08/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Mike Tyson nonetheless has a little bit of revenge on his thoughts.

In back-to-back bouts in opposition to Evander Holyfield within the mid-Nineteen Nineties, Tyson was closely favored to win each contests. Those that backed the previous undisputed heavyweight champion to come back out victorious, nonetheless, have been left disenchanted as Holyfield would stroll away the winner through stoppage within the eleventh spherical of their first contest and disqualification of their second resulting from Tyson biting the ear of Holyfield on a number of events.

After selecting up the items and shifting on, Tyson reeled off a number of knockout victories in a row which propelled him to a contest in opposition to Lennox Lewis in 2002. Tyson would go to lose that contest through eighth-round knockout.

Now, roughly 20-25 years later, Tyson not solely desires to run issues again, however he desires to take action within the coming months.

“I need Holyfield and I need Lennox Lewis this yr,” Tyson mentioned on his Hotboxing podcast. “I need each of them, I feel I can get em each this yr”

Over the previous few months, Tyson has labored diligently on the primary a part of his grasp plan. The 2011 Corridor of Famer has engaged in negotiations with group Holyfield in an try and convey a 3rd showdown to actuality. In the mean time although, issues seem headed within the improper course as each side seemingly can’t agree on the monetary a part of the deal.

Be that as it might, Tyson seems decided to not solely get his fingers on Holyfield this yr but in addition Lewis. With Tyson having fun with a profitable second act in his boxing profession, the all-time nice continues to pursue large names to leap within the ring with him in an exhibition match.

In November of 2020, Tyson took on future Corridor of Famer Roy Jones Jr., confronted off in an exhibition contest that piqued the curiosity of the boxing world. The occasion bought for $49.99 apiece and reportedly did 1.6 million buys which generated an extra of $80 million {dollars}.

With Tyson proving that he’s nonetheless a draw, outselling Canelo Alvarez and Errol Spence Jr. mixed final yr, he believes he’s discovered his new area of interest. Though the purpose is to lure each Holyfield and Lewis into the ring, if he finally can’t work out a deal, he nonetheless has different plans in thoughts.

“I (can) field an exhibition with Tyson Fury. If I try this — even when I can get these two guys, I’ll say it is a wrap, I can go and reside my life. And that’s simply exhibitions. I’m going to interrupt all my true information with exhibitions.”