Mike Tyson Thinks Evander Holyfield Needs New Business Associates
Mike Tyson wants to share the ring with Evander Holyfield once more but he feels there are unnecessary roadblocks.
Tyson returned to action for an exhibition bout this past Saturday night, November 28. He shared the ring with fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. The bout went the distance but no winner was declared, not even through the unofficial WBC score totals as that was ruled a split draw.
With Tyson expressing his desire to have another exhibition match, many are wondering if he will take on Holyfield a third time. The history between the two is well-documented. Holyfield scored an upset TKO win over Tyson in November 1996. In their June 1997 rematch, Tyson bit a chunk off Holyfield’s ear and was disqualified.
The two have gone from rivals to being cordial. Since Tyson first announced that he planned to return to the ring, Holyfield has expressed interest in fighting him. While the feeling is mutual, Tyson says there is a problem.
Speaking to reporters during the post-fight press conference, Tyson said that Holyfield’s handlers are doing him a disservice (via MMAFighting.com).
“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.”