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My people are talking to Mike Tyson’s people, claims Evander Holyfield

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A long 23 years after their controversial last fight, the wheels have been put in motion for 57-year-old Evander Holyfield to face 53-year-old Mike Tyson.

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CAPE TOWN – Former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield says his people are talking with Mike Tyson’s people in order to organise a comeback fight between the two.

“I’m back,” said both Tyson and Holyfield in separate videos posted on social media this week, and speculation has been rife that the two will face off in a third fight, 23 years after the last one which saw Holyfield leave the ring without part of his ear.

“Well the thing is, he was doing something and I was doing something,” the 57-year-old said.

“When I told people about, they saw me working out and they kind of put two and two together, ‘They must be coming together to do this like’,” said Holyfield.

“But the fact of the matter is, I didn’t mind if we do something like this. His people have been talking to my people and we haven’t yet got a solid deal together but it’s coming that wat. If it happens, then that’s no problem.

When he first announced he was coming back to the ring, Tyson said he was planning on taking part in exhibition fights to help raise money for charities, and that was also echoed by Holyfield.

“Well the point of the comeback – somebody just names themselves – I’d been telling people that I wanted to start doing exhibitions.

“Meaning that with my foundation, the Holyfield Foundation, I wanted to help the kids. I wanted to come back and be able to show the kids that if you take care of your body at a young age, if you don’t get bad habits, you don’t gottaa put them down.

“Then at an old age you ain’t got to be worried about what type of person you’re going to be or if somebody going to have to help you.”

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