Evander Holyfield workout sparks Mike Tyson rematch rumours

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Evander Holyfield training (pictured left) and Mike Tyson after a workout (pictured right). (Instagram)
Evander Holyfield training (pictured left) and Mike Tyson after a workout (pictured right). (Instagram)

Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield has shown the world he still has his brute strength after announcing his comeback to the ring, which has sparked further rumours it could be against old rival Mike Tyson.

Tyson, also the former world heavyweight champion, has delighted boxing fans with a string of terrifying workouts posted to his Instagram since announcing his return.

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Tyson, who turns 54 on June 30, retired in 2005 but announced his plans to come back and fight for charity.

But now, 57 year old Holyfield has also shown his impressive power in a video montage of him working out.

The four-time heavyweight champ can be seen in lean shape, shadowboxing in the ring and whacking the pads.

In Holyfield’s previous post, he claims ‘The Champ is back’ and wants to enter the ring for the Unite 4 Our Fight charity campaign, which will help raise funds for resource shortages throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fans are excited at both announcements considering the pair were involved in arguably the most controversial moment in boxing history when Tyson took a chunk out of Holyfield’s ear after biting him during their bout.

In a Play Together Apart livestream on Facebook on Thursday, Tyson addressed the possibility he would return to boxing again.

“It may not be over yet. Anything’s possible,” he said.

“I feel unstoppable now. The gods of war have reawakened me, ignited my ego and want me to go to war again. I feel like I’m [young] again.”

Tyson was the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old. But that was way back in November 1986.

He fought Holyfield twice before, including the infamous 1997 fight in which Tyson was disqualified for twice biting Holyfield’s ear.

Holyfield, the only four-time heavyweight champion, announced his boxing comeback last week at the age of 57. He floated the idea of an exhibition bout with Tyson for charity.