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Evander Holyfield still wants Mike Tyson boxing trilogy fight despite his ‘sad’ first round TKO loss to Vitor Belfort


EVANDER HOLYFIELD insists he’s still open to a trilogy fight with Mike Tyson despite his first round loss to Vitor Belfort.

The 58-year-old was stopped inside three minutes of his return to the ring in a conflict one fan described as ‘the saddest occasion I’ve ever seen in a boxing ring’.

Hoyfield’s return to the ring didn’t go as deliberateCredit: Getty Images – Getty
He was dropped and stopped in the first round against Belfort
He was dropped and stopped within the first round in opposition to BelfortCredit: AP

Yet despite his embarrassing loss to Belfort, Holyfield insists he would still fight Mike Tyson for a 3rd time, 24 years after their second bout.

Speaking after his defeat to Belfort, Holyfield mentioned: “The man pushed me, the man is powerful.

“But I wasn’t harm. There wasn’t no shot that harm me actual unhealthy. He received me with a shot and I used to be off-balance. I’m not harm. It’s type of unhappy.

“I think it was a bad call, he shouldn’t have stopped the fight that quick.”

When requested whether or not he would still fight Tyson, he then added: “Of course I would.”

Holyfield fought Tyson twice within the Nineties and got here out on prime on each events.


Tyson is keen to fight Holyfield for a third time despite their age
Tyson is eager to fight Holyfield for a 3rd time despite their ageCredit: Getty


The Real Deal stopped Tyson of their first fight in Las Vegas again in November 1996.

And he then defeated him once more seven months later, albeit in way more controversial circumstances.

Tyson infamously bit Holyfield’s ear, leading to a 3rd round disqualification.

Former heavyweight champion Tyson not too long ago returned to the ring in a bout in opposition to fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.

The bout resulted in a draw, however many had been still impressed by the abilities Tyson confirmed.

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