Former world boxing king, Evander Holyfield is ready to arrange a sensational trilogy fight with Mike Tyson with the message: “Let’s give the people what they want.”
The heavyweight rivals are in talks to dust off their gloves and step back inside the ring 23 years after their dramatic night in Las Vegas.
Seven months after Holyfield stunned Tyson, the pair met for a second time which became world-renowned as ‘The Bite Fight.’
In the third round, Tyson amazingly bit off part of Holyfield’s ear leading to disqualification and a £2.4million fine.
“We have to come up with something that is not a knockout grudge match.
“It’s not about who can beat who, but to show people we were some of the greatest fighters in our era and we’ve come together as men to do something for others.
“I don’t have anything against Mike personally, the thing is I think it would be good for the sport and even though boxing is a rough sport, we can show people we can come together.
“If we do this fight it would be great. I can still shoot the jab, I can still shoot the shots, but not like a killing thing, ‘I’m going to hurt you, I’m going to show you that I can knock him out’.
“Mike is looking sharp, but I’m in very good condition and shape physically and mentally.
“And if the money is right, too, then let’s get it on.
“I know he’s getting offers from all types of people. Since we have both announced a comeback, a fight between me and Mike would definitely be the fight people want to see.”
Iron Mike has received offers of a comeback fight – including from former rugby star Sonny Bill Williams and Tyson Fury’s dad John – but he will only entertain more serious offers.
As SunSport of UK revealed over the weekend, Tyson is only willing to step into the ring with a “bona fide” opponent as he doesn’t want to disrespect the sport he loves.