Mike Tyson was accused Tuesday of being “scared” to struggle longtime rival Evander Holyfield for the third time of their careers.
Triller CEO Ryan Kavanaugh informed Sky Sports he is aware of Tyson is on the brink of sq. off in opposition to Lennox Lewis for his subsequent struggle. Tyson returned to the ring in opposition to Roy Jones Jr. final 12 months in an exhibition bout.
Kavanaugh mentioned he’s “heard” Tyson was scared to struggle Holyfield once more.
“We have now been informed that he’s scared to struggle Evander,” the Triller govt informed Sky Sports activities. “There was forwards and backwards hoopla, there’s a large payday prepared for Mike to struggle on Thanksgiving. A large payday, one in all 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 just too scared. He thinks Evander would knock him out.”
Kavanaugh mentioned there was a proposal out to Tyson to struggle Holyfield.
The final time Tyson and Holyfield fought was on June 28, 1997. Holyfield gained by way of 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 struggle 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 line with The Athletic.