Evander Holyfield Set On His Money Grab, With Or Without Mike Tyson

Evander Holyfield is set to fight Kevin McBride in June in another of those old-men-against-the-world bouts. Meanwhile, Mike Tyson is still waiting.

Holyfield-McBridge is scheduled to take place June 5, per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated. Holyfield, 58, hasn’t fought since 2011. McBride, 47, is best known for knocking out Tyson in 2011 — supposedly sending Tyson into retirement.

But Tyson started this sudden trend of older dudes returning to the ring when he defeated Roy Jones Jr. in a bout last November. Now, it appears, Tyson is waiting for another fight against Holyfield.

“I want Holyfield and I want Lennox Lewis this year,” Tyson said on his Hotboxin’ Podcast. “I want both of them. I want to get them both this year. I also want to box an exhibition with Tyson Fury. If I do that – even if I can get those two guys [Lewis and Holyfield], I’ll say, ‘This is a wrap. I’m just gonna live life.”

Holyfield (44-10-2) and Tyson fought twice in the 1990s, and Holyfield won both times. The 1997 matchup, of course, ended in a DQ win for Holyfield after Tyson famously bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear.

Holyfield-McBride will consist of eight, two-minute rounds and be streamed on Triller, Mannix added.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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  1. @James7 I second you on that! I’m sorry but who the hell wants to see Evander Holyfied fight again regardless of age? Against Kevin McBride no less, I mean are you kidding me. I’d rather watch two senior citizens at Country Kitchen Buffet fight! Tyson was a different story. I mean if they are going to do Crazy crap like this why not do Bowe-Holyfield 4. This is all Madness!

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