By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Boxing legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield has called out fellow boxing legend Mike Tyson following his “practice run” on Saturday. Tyson fought Roy Jones Jr. in a sparring exhibition.
The two were scheduled to fight in September. However, the event was pushed back to Thanksgiving weekend at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Tyson nor Jones Jr. was declared the winner in the exhibition of the first-ever Legends Only League event. The fight was a draw.
“Roy Jones was a good local opponent for Mike,” an unimpressed Holyfield said. “But a fight with me would be a global event and the only fight that anyone wants to see is a fight between us. There is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t make it happen.”
Holyfield claims that the idea of an exhibition fight was his and not Tyson’s. In addition, “The Real Deal” claims that his side attempted to make the fight with Tyson.
But all they got was excuses.
“My side tried to make the fight happen and we got nothing but excuses,” he said. “Now I can see why he wanted a tune-up fight before thinking about fighting me.”
Holyfield says that the fans want the rematch with Tyson to happen. The first fight resulted in a piece of Holyfield’s ear being beaten off by Tyson.
It’s believed that Tyson got the better of Jones Jr. in the eight-round exhibition. Holyfield wants the two to fight for real this time in their rematch.
“No more excuses,” Holyfield said. “This is the fight that must happen for both our legacies. Saturday nightyou said you were ready to fight me, so sign the contract and get in the ring, Tyson. The world is waiting and it’s on you now. I’m ready.”
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