Mike Tyson is relishing the prospect of fighting rematch against old foe Evander Holyfield but insists it would be in the name of charity.
Tyson confirmed at the end of a training video last month that he was ‘back’ but he’s refused to confirm the nature of his return, suggesting only that he would like to compete in an exhibition bout later this year.
His statement comes after much speculation over a possible rematch of the pair’s infamous 1997 fight and Holyfield confirmed last week that talks over a third fight are underway.
Iron Mike lost both of his previous fights against Holyfield but says it would be ‘awesome’ to face the 57-year-old on his return.
‘Listen I know don’t if me and Evander are going to get in the ring but it would be awesome for charity,’ Tyson told TMZ.
‘Can you imagine me and him going in the ring together as arch enemies, doing it for the humanity of people, for people less fortunate than ourselves. What would that be like? ‘That’s something that’s never been done by any entertainer or any sports figure in the history of sports.’
Tyson says his focus at this moment in time is to enjoy sparring again but he insists ‘anything’s possible’.
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