Old Evander Holyfield Says He'd Unretire to Fight Old Mike Tyson and This is the Worst Idea of All Time
By Scott Rogust
Mike Tyson shocked the world this past week by proclaiming that he plans to come out of retirement to resume his boxing career at the ripe age of 53. That left many wondering just who Tyson would fight in the squared circle.
You can add Evander Holyfield to the list, as he revealed during an appearance on FOX Sports Radio on Saturday that he'd come out of retirement to face Tyson in an exhibition match to raise money for his charity, Unite 4 Our Fight.
"I don't mind sparring with Mike," said Holyfield, via FOX Sports Radio. "This is what we did before we even got into the ring. We sparred. You have on thicker gloves and headgear. It's pretty much the same thing. Two, three rounds? That don't bother me at all."
Tyson and Holyfield fighting each other in their older years is reminiscent of the 2012 Sylvester Stallone-Robert De Niro film, "Grudge Match." Don't doubt us, just look it up!
Holyfield hasn't fought since 2011, when he scored a technical knockout victory over Brien Nielsen. As for Tyson, he hasn't put on boxing gloves since his corner threw in the towel against Kevin McBride all the way back in 2005. And these two legends want to step into the ring with all that ring rust? Yikes.
The two former heavyweight champions previously fought each other twice. In their first bout, "Real Deal" scored an 11th round technical knockout victory over "Iron" Mike to win the WBA heavyweight title in 1996. Less than a year later, they competed in a rematch, which infamously ended after Tyson was disqualified for biting off Holyfield's right ear.
While this is just an exhibition fight and would benefit a good cause, this still has the potential to go terribly, terribly wrong.