Tyson and Holyfield in talks over AED1 billion trilogy fight in Dubai
Tyson and Holyfield in talks over AED1 billion trilogy fight in Dubai

Tyson and Holyfield in talks over AED1 billion trilogy fight in Dubai

Boxing grandads Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are in talks over a trilogy fight in Dubai worth up to £200m.

Tyson recently returned to the ring last November when he took on former four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr, 52, in an exhibition fight watched by millions.

And that’s given the pair the confidence to start talks over a rematch despite their combined age totalling 112. Both men are in admirable shape, but do we really want to see Tyson and Holyfield scrap it out here in Dubai?

‘I believe if I fought Mike the fight will generate $200million,’ Holyfield told The Sun.

‘It will be the biggest fight there is. That’s the honest truth. I think Mike has my message already. It’s a decision he has to make now and we both have to be in an agreement.

“What I can tell you is that my team is talking to Mike’s management, so I’m waiting for a decision. They are communicating right now. 

“The thing is I’m still training for this, I know it will be someday this deal will happen and I’m ready for him. I’m doing OK.”

‘I’m not going to tell anybody what I’m going to do – my strategy I’m planning on using against Mike – I don’t want anyone to know.

‘I’m happy if Mike fights me.’

Holyfield is the only man to beat Tyson twice. He knocked Tyson down in 1996 before Tyson then chewed off Holyfield’s ear in the 1997 re-match.

And now 24 years later, could the two heavyweights meet again?