Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Evander Holyfield's reps say Mike Tyson rejected $25 million fight offer

 Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield have been in negotiations to fight each other for the third time, but it looks like that fight might not happen after all. 

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According to Holyfield's representatives, Tyson rejected a $25 million guaranteed offer to fight Holyfield on Memorial Day. 

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield have been in negotiations to fight each other for the third time, but it looks like that fight might not happen after all. 

According to Holyfield's representatives, Tyson rejected a $25 million guaranteed offer to fight Holyfield on Memorial Day. 

"We thought this was a done deal but it quickly fell apart when Tyson's people declined all offers," Holyfield's manager, Kris Lawrence, said in a statement via NY Fights.com. "We were negotiating in good faith all along and it appears we just ended up wasting our time."

The statement makes it pretty clear that Holyfield's reps place all the blame on Tyson and his camp for the unsuccessful negotiations. 

This report from Holyfield's camp may be a direct result of drama between Tyson and PPV service Triller. Tyson worked with Triller for his exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020, and they reportedly have the rights to one more Tyson fight. 

If they do have the rights to market another Tyson fight, Tyson is definitely not interested. He posted a statement on Instagram Thursday declaring that he has no deal with Triller and has no plans to associate with them in the future.

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