Mike Tyson is gearing up for another exhibition match.
Tyson was seen in action back in November. In his first match since an exhibition against Corey Sanders back in 2006, Tyson went one-on-one with Roy Jones Jr. The two boxing legends fought for eight, two-minute rounds. No winner was declared and even the unofficial scorers couldn’t decide on a winner. The general consensus, however, is that Tyson got the better of Jones.
“Iron” Mike isn’t satisfied with just one return fight. He plans to step back inside the ring again and even has a timeframe.
During an edition of his Hotboxin’ Podcast, Tyson told former UFC “Champ-Champ” Henry Cejudo and boxing megastar Canelo Alvarez that he’s looking to fight on Memorial Day weekend.
“May 29th something like that. The same arena you fought in [Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida].”
Tyson didn’t reveal an opponent but Evander Holyfield’s name has surfaced ever since “Iron” Mike made his return. Holyfield recently told The Irish Sun that Tyson’s team has been delaying negotiations.
“My side tried to make the fight happen and we got nothing but excuses. Now I can see why he wanted a tune-up fight before thinking about fighting me. Roy Jones was a good local opponent for Mike, but a fight with me would be a global event and the only fight that anyone wants to see is a fight between us.”
Back in November, Tyson told reporters that Holyfield should consider getting new business associates.
“Maybe Evander needs to talk to me because every time my business associates talk to his business associates, it doesn’t turn out well. So I don’t know. If you could see what we made tonight, if these guys really care about the welfare of Evander they would have had this fight with Evander.
“Maybe we’ll do another but whoever’s he’s with who’s handling him is totally wrong.”