Evander Holyfield is looking to get back into the ring at age 57 and his next opponent isn’t the one you’d expect first.
Speaking in an interview with TMZ, Holyfield hinted that his next exhibition bout in the ring would be against former challenger Riddick Bowe as opposed to Mike Tyson.
“My manager, they’ve been talking and all that,” Holyfield said in an interview to TMZ. “But the fact is that with me personally, I think for me to ask, the only person that I would actually really ask is Riddick Bowe.”
The reasoning behind Bowe over Tyson is because “me and him are buddies” as he told TMZ.
https://t.co/EgX8LIDsZJ HOLYFIELD-TYSON III COULD ACTUALLY HAPPEN!!!
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) May 10, 2020
I mentioned here last week how both are getting back into the ring for charity causes during the pandemic respectively. Tyson says he’s hoping to gather money for drug addicts and homeless people … while Evander is trying to raise funds for #Unite4OurFight, a campaign aimed at helping underprivileged students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For those who are unfamiliar with Bowe-Holyfield, it was one of the more intriguing bouts in the heavyweight divisions if the 1990s.
Holyfield and Bowe engaged in one of the most dramatic trilogies in heavyweight history.
Bowe captured the undisputed crown from Holyfield in 1992, with a twelve round unanimous decision. Holyfield got revenge in the 1993 rematch when he won a twelve round majority decision. The rematch had controversy when a man flying a powered hang-glider crashed onto the ring apron, which caused a 21-minute delay in round seven.
The third bout took place in 1995. Both fighters suffered knockdowns, with Bowe securing an eight-round stoppage win. Holyfield was up on the cards at the time of the loss. Whoever, these greats fight in the ring against, the buzz and focus will be there.