April 23, 2021

Mike Tyson’s three-fight wish list includes two rematches and Tyson Fury

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Mike Tyson wants to renew his old rivalries with Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield this year – and fight Tyson Fury.

Tyson made his comeback to the ring last year against Roy Jones Jr in a boring bout which was controversially scored a draw.

He has been in negotiations with Holyfield over a trilogy clash next month following their bitter two-fight rivalry in their prime.

And the former undisputed champion also wants a rematch with Lewis having lost to the Brit in 2002.

“I want Holyfield and I want Lennox Lewis this year,” he said on his podcast. “I want both of them, I want to get them both this year. I also want to box an exhibition with Tyson Fury.

Mike Tyson wants to fight Tyson Fury this year
Mike Tyson wants to fight Tyson Fury this year

“If I do that – even if I can get those two guys [Lewis and Holyfield], I’ll say, ‘This is a wrap, I’m just gonna live life.’

“And that’s just exhibitions. I’m gonna break all my professional true records with exhibitions.”

Tyson was stopped by Holyfield in their first fight in 1996 and then disqualified in the rematch the following year for biting his opponent’s ear.

It was the beginning of the end of Tyson’s career, even though he won four of his next six fights.

He was stopped in the eighth round by Lewis and would win just once more as a professional before retiring in 2005 following his defeat by Kevin McBride.

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Holyfield claimed last month that Tyson had rejected a £25million offer to fight on May 29 but Tyson insisted a deal could still be struck.

“I see that happening in the near future, me and Holyfield,” he said.

“Only thing we have to do is get some small fundamental differences [resolved], get some paperwork done and then it’s on to the races with me and Evander … I just want everybody to know the fight is on with me and Holyfield.

“Holyfield’s a humble man, I know that, and he’s a man of God.. but I’m God’s man and listen, I’m going to be successful May 29.”

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