Boxing: Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield fight date confirmed

Boxing legend, Mike Tyson has confirmed he will fight Evander Holyfield 24 years after their last fight in massive $25million deal.

The heavyweight boxing legends were involved in two incredible battles in 1996 and 1997, when Tyson infamously bit off a part of Holyfield’s ear and was disqualified and also fined as a result.

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Despite their age, Holyfield is now 58 while Tyson is aged 54, a third bout between the pair has been set for May.

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Tyson fought an eight-round exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr last November. After Tyson’s fight, Holyfield called him out and both camps started discussions over a multi-million dollar fight at the Hard Rock Stadium.

The fight has now been scheduled for May 29.

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Speaking on Instagram Live late Tuesday night, Iron Mike reaffirmed plans to fight in Miami at the start of Memorial Weekend.

Tyson said: “I just want everybody to know, the fight is on with me and Holyfield.

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“Holyfield’s a humble man, I know that. And he’s a man of God, but I’m God’s man.

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“And, listen, I’m going to be successful on May 29th.”

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