Mike Tyson reveals he’s returning to ring for mystery bout
After fighting Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition last November, Mike Tyson stated on his podcast that he will once again be fighting in 2021, this time in Miami with a targeted date of May 29.
Who’s the opponent going to be? While Tyson didn’t reveal that, many believe it will be Evander Holyfield.
The two famously fought in 1997 when Tyson bit off a chunk of Holyfield’s ear in a fight that is still brought up to this day. Holyfield hasn’t fought professionally since 2011.
TMZ spoke with Holyfield back in December and stated that a fight with Tyson looked like it was going to happen. Tyson had also previously mentioned to TMZ that he would fight Holyfield as long as they could raise money for charity along the way. The comments by both have many pointing in the direction of this being the match Tyson alluded to on his podcast.
The exhibition against Roy Jones Jr. didn’t live up to the hype in the eyes of many who tuned in for the split decision match. While fans knew a 54-year-old Tyson against a 52-year-old wouldn’t be what it once was, the reaction to the fight seemed less than enthusiastic. But Tyson will once again step up, this time at Hard Rock Stadium.
Regardless of the opponent, there will always be intrigue and eyeballs on Mike Tyson being in a boxing ring, despite his age and it being an exhibition. This trend of exhibition boxing matches with former pros and even former athletes and current celebreties doesn’t seem to be doing anything other than gaining more steam.