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Tyson - Holyfield: psychological warfare, confirmed fight and a purse of 25 million?


The 54- and 59-year-old legends will meet on May 29 at Hard Rock in Miami. Mike Tyson already fell twice with Evander Holyfield in 1996 and 1997. Will the third be the charm or do only the dollars matter?

03/24/2021 10:47 AM

  • Clarí

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  • Boxing

Updated 03/24/2021 10:47 AM

Evander Holyfield (58) has already beaten Mike Tyson (54) twice in the ring.

One, in 1996 when they met for the first time.

That remembered evening ended at a quarter to ten in Las Vegas with 

an epic beating that should have been decreed with a technical KO


And, the second, that night in 1997 when Iron Mike saw that again he could not with the giant and had no other to bite off his ear.

He was disqualified.

We can say that now he has just won a third battle.

This, outside the ring, the psychological one.

Point to Evander, seconds, out.

It is that, much was spoken of the possible confrontation between these two monsters whose careers touched part of the decades of the 80 and 90. Tyson had already threatened several times with accepting a third fight but it ended up going down.

If even the streets of Las Vegas were papered with a new "fight of legends".

But Tyson decided that the new appointment had no intermediaries.

Or at least he's trying.

And he even turned down a $ 25 million bag


It is that, in recent years, MT has become a billing machine.

He runs his own merchandise, has podcasts and the books about his life are best sellers and explode on news sites every time any of his adventures are revealed.

And only with the sale of cannabis (another of his businesses), he has 500 thousand dollars a month left.

For him, everything has the dollar sign and he always wants more.

My official merchandise is now available on

First 100 orders get a free T-shirt.

- Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) August 7, 2020

EH who wants to beat MT for the third time, saw that the business was fading and a few days ago decided to leak the information: "Tyson turned down 25 million dollars to fight Holyfield."

And it was the breaking point.

Tyson felt that his push and pull to earn more money was making him look like a coward and he was quick to react.

Or maybe it was all part of a sales strategy: "I just want to tell

people that the fight between Holyfield and me will take place

. Holyfield is a humble guy, a man of God, but I am the man of God. And we are going to be very successful on May 29, "Tyson said in an Instagram interview with Haute Living magazine.

And the fight already takes place: it will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.

"The fight is going to take place, we have to close some things in the contract and it will be Evander and I. I

have learned a lot, we do not need promoters, they are overrated

. They tell the boxer how great he is, and I like him, but what could you need someone like them in this business? "Tyson continued, clarifying that some fine print details have yet to be closed, although the fight has no turning back.

Mike Tyson collapses as Evander Holyfield watches him.

Everything is already given for the remake of the epic fight between Tyson and Holyfield.

It will be necessary to see when the details close.

And if Tyson can earn more than those 25 million dollars that still sounds like little.

Source: clarin

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