Mike Tyson was accused Tuesday of being “scared” to combat longtime rival Evander Holyfield for the third time of their careers.
Triller CEO Ryan Kavanaugh informed Sky Sports activities he is aware of Tyson is on the brink of sq. off in opposition to Lennox Lewis for his subsequent combat. Tyson returned to the ring in opposition to Roy Jones Jr. final 12 months in an exhibition bout.
Kavanaugh stated he’s “heard” Tyson was scared to combat Holyfield once more.
“We have now been informed that he’s scared to combat Evander,” the Triller government informed Sky Sports activities. “There was backwards and forwards hoopla, there’s a large payday prepared for Mike to combat on Thanksgiving. A large payday, one among his greatest. However we can not seem to push it alongside.
“Now I’ve heard, from quite a lot of dependable sources, that Mike is simply too scared. He thinks Evander would knock him out.”
Kavanaugh stated there was a proposal out to Tyson to combat Holyfield.
The final time Tyson and Holyfield fought was on June 28, 1997. Holyfield gained through disqualification after Tyson bit a part of his ear off in one of the iconic moments of each males’s careers.
There have been rumors of a Tyson-Holyfield combat earlier this 12 months, however an obvious deal fell aside. Triller threatened authorized motion in opposition to Tyson for allegedly backing out of the supposed deal, in response to The Athletic.