PRAGUE – The famous rivalry is back. Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KO) officially called on Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KO) to stop hiding, sign a contract and conclude with him – albeit “exhibitively” – a trilogy, which both actually started before thirty years.
Let’s protect the legends, let’s not be carried away, “said star Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KO), WBO champion in the welterweight weight, on social networks in the last few hours.
But it’s hard. When Fifty-four-year-old Mike Tyson shows what he showed on Sunday night in the final draw show with Roy Jones Jr., who is three years younger. (66-9, 47 KO). What about the fact that he traditionally snuggled up before the match (marijuana without the THC component, of course). He again showed flashes of what many admired about him. “I felt his every blow,” Jones himself admitted after the duel.
We all know that I was to stand in that match. But I understand he needed to prepare for me. So maybe he’s ready, he’ll stop hiding and stand up to me. Because then it will not be a local action, but a global one. The event, which everyone wants to see, “said the eight-year-old” The Real Deal “on Tuesday.
Just for fun, this local event was broadcast to more than 150 countries around the world and, according to initial estimates by promoters from the Thriller organization, sold more than a million PPV in advance.
“My party tried to arrange the match, but we got nothing but excuses,” Holyfield added sharply, preparing to make a comeback a few days after Tyson released the first training video in the spring. In his camp, he had two other former legends in the position of advisors and coaches – the Ukrainians Vladimir Klitschko and the American Antonio Tarver. To make matters worse, he would like to beat Youtuber Jack Paul (2-0, 2 KO) for the next exhibition event.
And what about Tyson? He spoke on Holyfield at a post-match press conference. There he repeated that the negotiations had taken place, but the two sides simply did not agree.
Unlike Jones, who officially ended his career two years ago, and also Holyfield, who took this step only after fifty, when he was not able to “run away” to the duel of the then king and champion – Ukrainian siblings Klička. He completed his last match in 2011, when he knockout Dan Brian Nielsen in the tenth round, who had lost to Tyson in six rounds ten years earlier.
“I definitely want to go to the ring again. Even with Evander, I’m ready, but he has to do it a little differently because the people around him don’t work well, “added the youngest heavyweight champion in history. You said on Saturday night that you were ready, so stop making excuses and sign a contract, “countered Holyfield, who defeated his great rival in 1996 and 1997.
The two were supposed to fight in the early 1990s, but Tyson’s loss to Buster Douglas in February 1990 and the subsequent problems with the law, which culminated in his three-year stay behind bars, ruined everything.
By the way, of course there is still talk about the exhibition, Tyson is mainly about promoting his project Legends Only League. From these statements, however, it is felt that similar dances and investigations as with Jones would certainly not be planned …
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