Mike Tyson says the prospect of a trilogy fight against long-time rival Evander Holyfield is ‘awesome’, furthering speculation the two veterans could square off in the near future.
Several clips of Tyson training for a potential return have gone viral in recent weeks, as ‘Iron Mike’ shows off the speed and power he’s retained from his prime, fifteen years after his 2005 retirement.
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Holyfield has also showcased some impressive training footage, leading to speculation the two could face off in the ring once more - speculation Tyson has done little to hose down.
Asked by TMZ about a potential return, Tyson said the prospect of a charity fight against Holyfield was ‘awesome’.
“That would be awesome for charity,” he said.
“Can you imagine me and him going in the ring together?
“I’m in good shape, I feel really good. Anything is possible.
“I’m having fun, looking good, showing off my new body and stuff.
“Hey listen, there are a lot of people out there that need help and something like that could help a lot of people that’s in need for help.”
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While Tyson has done little to play down the rumours of a potential rematch, Holyfield has also been doing his bit to keep up the intrigue.
The now 57-year-old revealed earlier this week that he and Tyson had actually discussed a return - but the two camps were yet to agree to terms.
“Mike and I talked once about this and from that point on his people have spoken to my people.
“We are not at a point where we are at an agreement but there have been conversations.
“There are some big people from different countries who would like for us to do it.
“My whole thing is, ‘Yes, if there is a way we can do it, then do it’.
“Me being me and Mike being who Mike is, I know it could be something big.”