Evander Holyfield: Fight vs. Mike Tyson is ‘gonna happen’

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Nearly a quarter of a century after infamously getting his ear chomped, Evander Holyfield wants to get back in the ring with Mike Tyson.

The 58-year-old former heavyweight champion says that he and Tyson – who fought Roy Jones Jr. to a draw on Nov. 28 – also will meet in an exhibition bout in 2021.

“We’ve definitely had conversations, and it looks like it’s gonna happen,” Holyfield told TMZ over the weekend. “I’m a very confident person, so I think it’s gonna happen.

“Let’s do it, baby. Simple as that, let’s do it.”

The two boxing legends have met in the ring twice before, with Holyfield earning an 11th-round TKO in 1996 before Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield’s ear in the third round of their rematch bout one year later.

“That’s the only guy I see that the people want,” said Holyfield, who hasn’t had a sanctioned fight since he defeated Brian Nielsen by TKO in 2011. “If it wasn’t for the people wanting it, I wouldn’t be saying nothing to him. I think we’ll come together, I think just a little more time. And I’m very thankful that I’m getting to put it out there that I’m ready.”

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