Mike Tyson Says Holyfield Rematch for Charity ‘Would Be Awesome’ – VIDEO


Mike Tyson says it would be ‘awesome’ to hold a rematch aga-inst old foe Evander Holyfield but insists it would be in the name of charity.The 53-year-old has started spa-rring again and any suggestions that a return to the ring are wishful thinking have been put to bed with a string of sci-ntillating training videos that prove Tyson has retained much of the strength and speed of his heyday.

Tyson confirmed at the end of a training video last month that he was ‘back’ but he’s refused to confirm the nature of his return, suggesting only that he would like to compete in an exhibition bout later this year.

Spec-ulation has been rife that Tyson could face Holyfield in a rematch of the pair’s infamous 1997 fi-ght and Holyfield confirmed last week that talks over a third fi-ght are underway.

Iron Mike lost both of his previous fi-ghts aga-inst Holyfield but says it would be ‘awesome’ to face the 57-year-old on his return.‘Listen I know don’t if me and Evander are going to get in the ring but it would be awesome for charity,’ Tyson told TMZ.

‘Can you imagine me and him going in the ring together as arch en-emies, doing it for the humanity of people, for people less fortunate than ourselves. What would that be like?

‘That’s something that’s never been done by any entertainer or any sports figure in the history of sports.’The Brooklyn-born fi-ghter has lost ten stone [140lbs] in the last few years and says much of that has been down to his plant-based diet, which he supplements with small amounts of meat on rare occasions.Tyson’s latest training video was released on Chinese social media platform Weibo and he showed off his speed with a string of quick-fi-re jabs.

Holyfield has been on a fitness regime of his own and would be looking to make it three wins out of three aga-inst Tyson if they fo-ught again.

Tyson says his focus at this moment in time is to enjoy sparring again but he insists ‘anything’s possible’.‘Hey look I’m just having fun, looking good, showing off my new bod and stuff,’ said Tyson.

Anything’s possible, My ego is starting to get el-ated and stuff that I’m capable of doing things but we’ll see right. The fuuture’s got a lot of things on hold for us.‘There’s a lot of people out there that need help and something like that [an exhibition fi-ght] could help a lot of people that need help. That’s basically what I’ve embarked on, a life of charity and gratitude.’

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