Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson will be in attendance for Saturday’s Holyfield vs. Belfort fight card, per boxing and MMA correspondent Mike Coppinger.
Triller hopes to set up a trilogy between Tyson and Holyfield if ‘The Real Deal’ beats ‘The Phenom’ later tonight.
Mike Tyson expected to be in the building tomorrow night for Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort. Triller hopes it’s a prelude to a Tyson-Holyfield event— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) September 10, 2021
“Mike Tyson expected to be in the building tomorrow night for Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort. Triller hopes it’s a prelude to a Tyson-Holyfield event.”
Tyson and Holyfield were in talks for a rematch after ‘Iron Mike's’ 2020 boxing exhibition with Roy Jones Jr., but the bout never came to fruition.
Tyson infamously bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear in their ‘97 rematch at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Tyson, who has matured with age (he’s now 55), was disqualified. He lost their previous title bout in 1996 via 11th-round TKO.
Triller: Holyfield vs. Belfort, which features a co-main event between UFC legend Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz, takes place tonight, Sept. 11 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.