Still one of the most compelling figures in the sport, former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will box again in May in Miami. Old rival Evander Holyfield appears to be the leading candidate for the opposite corner.
Having whipped himself in to fighting shape in his mid-50s, ‘Iron Mike’ made an unlikely ring return last November when he drew with fellow legend Roy Jones in a lucrative eight-round exhibition bout.
That comeback of sorts will now continue in May after the heavyweight great announced a new date on his most recent Hotboxin’ podcast where he was joined by pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez and master trainer Eddy Reynoso.
“End of May. Where [Canelo] fought [against Avni Yildirim]. Same arena,” said Tyson, announcing the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. “May 29, or May 31, something like that.”
Though no specific opponent was named, it is understood that Tyson is in advanced negotiations to face old nemesis Holyfield in a trilogy fight, likely to be an exhibition in the Legends Only League on streaming app Triller.
‘The Real Deal’ previously scored two victories over Tyson in 1996 (WTKO11) and 1997 (WDQ3), the latter after that notorious ear-biting incident that left a chunk of Holyfield’s ear lobe on the canvas.