Anxiety in US as 54-year-old Mike Tyson Reveals Date for Trilogy Bout vs Evander Holyfield

Anxiety in US as 54-year-old Mike Tyson Reveals Date for Trilogy Bout vs Evander Holyfield

- Mike Tyson was defeated by Evander Holyfield in 1996 and then a disqualification the following year

- Both boxers have been training for months ahead of their trilogy bout scheduled for this year

- Iron Mike has finally announced May 29 as the date for the much-anticipated showdown in Miami

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The Boxing world is set to witness another classic fight as legendary Iron Mike Tyson has disclosed that his trilogy bout with Evander Holyfield is slated for May 29.

According to the 54-year-old, the fight is still ON as he is set to take on his old rival, having also dismissed rumours he rejected an £18m deal.

On Monday, March 22, Holyfield’s camp claimed that 'Tyson's people had dismissed all offers' amid speculation that 'The Baddest Man on the Planet' rejected a $25m (£18m) deal for the fight to take place.

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In an Instagram Live chat with Haute Living and monitored by Daily Mail, Tyson reacted to the allegations when he said that the 'fight is on' after their legendary 1996 and 1997 encounters.

"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 on May 29th."

The pair have been in training for months, as they look set to do battle for a third time following two wins for Holyfield in 1996 and 1997 - one via TKO and the second via disqualification following the infamous biting incident when Tyson took a chunk out of his opponent's ear.

The trilogy bout is billed to hold in Miami - expected to be at the 64,000-capacity Hard Rock Stadium.

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Anxiety in US as 54-year-old Mike Tyson reveals date for trilogy bout against Evander Holyfield
Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield set for May 29. Photo: Al Bello
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Meanwhile, ahead of the ‘undisputed’ boxing heavyweight bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, legendary retired boxer Mike Tyson has expressed fears for the Nigerian-British.

AJ and Fury have signed a two-bout contract with the first hopefully taking place this summer and now boxing legend Mike Tyson has given his view.

According to Iron Mike Tyson, Fury is way too elusive for the Nigeria descent as he expressed worry ahead of the fight. earlier reported that British boxing sensation, Lawrence Okolie, who was born to Nigerian parents, defeated Krzysztof Glowacki during their WBO cruiserweight bout.

The 28-year-old is now Britain's fifth men's world champion following his round six knockout of Poland’s Glowacki at The SSE Arena in Wembley.

Okolie landed a heavy right on his opponent, starting his reign as the new WBO champion in the cruiserweight category.

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