Negotiations for a boxing exhibition match between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield were no secret. Both legendary retired champions were very vocal on the subject, but something changed in the process and Holyfield arranged a match against Tyson’s last opponent, Kevin McBride.
Since then, the media has not received information about the current plans for Tyson, who announced this summer that he will definitely enter the ring once again, after the great success of the match against Roy Jones Jr.
Everyone is interested in who could be the one Tyson will fight against because we know automatically that it will mean a spectacle However, nothing was known about the name of the opponent, after a very intriguing trial failed until TMZ Sports came to the information.
They, through their reporter, in their already familiar style, came to Mike's statement by finding him on the road. A reporter approached Mike as he got into the car, asking him what his plans were now after negotiations with Holyfield had gone in the wrong direction.
"I'm going to fight Lennox Lewis," Tyson replied with a smile, to which the reporter responded enthusiastically, getting a date along the way. “September,” Mike added Negotiations for a boxing exhibition match between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield were no secret.
Both legendary retired champions were very vocal on the subject, but something changed in the process and Holyfield arranged a match against Tyson’s last opponent, Kevin McBride. So far, Lewis has not shown much interest in returning to the ring, no matter what the match, so this may be just Mike's attempt to persuade him to enter the negotiations.
Tyson, 54, and Lewis, a year older, fought in 2002, and their match has remained the most financially successful heavyweight match in history to date. The match itself was not too uncertain, as Lewis took control from the start and eventually celebrated with a break in the eighth round.
Certainly, a new fight between them would be a real spectacle and would remind old boxers of past times when boxing was much more than a sport. Most believe that boxing is no longer the same as it used to be and that today's fighters calculate more than they focus on their opponent.
Tyson is the most famous boxer face and each of his fights attracts a lot of public attention. But not only the fight, but his every public move is also interesting to most. For both of them, this fight could bring in a lot of money and it is certain that Lewis will think twice before making a decision. Surely he wouldn't mind having a few million in his account.