Some nostalgic boxing fans were disappointed when Evander Holyfield’s camp revealed that they could not agree to terms with Mike Tyson for a fight.
Evander Holyfield Reps Say Mike Tyson Declined $25 Million Dollar Fight Offerhttps://t.co/JBeAR6HjWC
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“We thought this was a done deal but it quickly fell apart when Tyson’s people declined all offers,” Kris Lawrence told TMZ yesterday. “We were negotiating in good faith all along and it appears we just ended up wasting our time.” This news comes after Tyson announced on his podcast that he’s returning to the ring on May 29 at a big event at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. He didn’t name his opponent, but the implication was that it would be Holyfield. Team Holyfield sincerely believed a deal was imminent, especially after the Hard Rock threw its support behind the project, and there were multiple other offers conveyed to Team Tyson,” Holyfield’s camp said in a statement. “However, Team Tyson’s demands recently became untenable, and not what Mike Tyson had originally agreed on in direct conversations with Holyfield.”
Now, it appears the Holyfield-Tyson fight might be back on. At least according to Mike Tyson.
Tyson says the Holyfield “fight is on.” pic.twitter.com/3Z6kxGkVfP
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) March 23, 2021
While this fight is bound to be a snooze fest, I can guarantee that I’ll be watching a fight between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. Call me a sucker.
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