The trilogy fight between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield is officially booked.
“I just want everybody to know the fight is on with me and Holyfield,” Tyson said. “Holyfield’s a humble man, I know that and he’s a man of God, but I’m God’s man. Listen, I’m going to be successful May 29.”
Mike Tyson has declared that the Evander Holyfield trilogy fight is on for May 29th…
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— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 23, 2021
”Iron” Mike revealed the news on Tuesday during an Instagram Live session with Haute Living. Ironically, it was just after Holyfield’s camp released a statement to the media that Tyson turned down $25 million to fight.
Apparently, the issue wasn’t with Tyson but with Triller, the company that has been disrupting boxing recently.
Triller, the online streaming company distributed his bout with Roy Jones Jr back in November 2020.
“Just to be clear there is no Tyson with Triller fight,” he wrote on Instagram. “I don’t know any Triller executives personally. I don’t have a deal with Triller or any head executive representing them for the next event.
“I am a partner in Legends Only League and my next event is with my league. I will never do another event or any business with Triller so anyone misrepresenting that they own the rights to my name or my next event isn’t true. I am not with or ever will be with Triller’s Fight Club.”
Triller recently made headlines when they purchased the wildly successful Verzuz platform from Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. The company has been aggressive in providing disruptive entertainment models that buck popular convention.
Tyson might have felt some type of way based on Triller’s name being mentioned more than his actual business which is Legends Only League.