American boxer, Evander Holyfield, has confirmed negotiations with his countryman Mike Tyson for a show match that will be the third between the two former heavyweights in the sport of noble art.
Holyfield said in a press statement, “His camp has spoken with two camps and we have not yet reached a strong agreement, but we are moving in this direction.”
Tyson posted a Twitter poster on Sunday announcing the “Tyson-Holyfield 3” match on July 11 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, where British Anthony Joshua regained his titles in the World Assembly, the World Organization, the International Organization, and the International Heavyweight Federation by defeating the American Andy Ruiz is of Mexican descent in points last December.
Holyfield and Tyson both expressed in recent days their desire to return to the ring by posting videos that showed them in training.
Tyson, 53, revealed his strength and speed in fierce training through the video, which included a threat “I am back.” Holyfield, 57, responded in the same words, more calmly in excerpts as he appeared jumps on the rope.
The third confrontation between the boxers, if organized, will return to the fore the exciting competition, though it will be a show, in the heavyweight category that currently benefits from great interest, with strong competition between the British Tyson Fury and Duontay Wilder.
Tyson Fury stripped his rival, Diontay Wilder from his world title in the World Council last February by defeating him by knockout, nearly 14 months after their first encounter ended in a draw, and Wilder retained his title.