MIKE TYSON and Evander Holyfield are set to renew their historic rivalry with talks progressing for a sensational rematch.
SunSport were the first to reveal the pair – with combined age of 112 – are in the process of negotiating a £200million-plus bout in Dubai.
Holyfield is already 2-0 up, thanks to his 1996 upset and Tyson's disgraceful disqualification a year later, where he sunk his teeth into the Real Deal’s ear.
But Iron Mike, 54, comes into the trilogy having fought as recently as November, when he marked his astonishing comeback.
It inspired Holyfield, 58, to begin training for a return of his own, setting up a third fight with Tyson, 34-years in the making.
And here's how the heavyweight legends compare of late.
Tyson, the youngest heavyweight champion of all time aged just 20, retired in 2005 coming off consecutive dismal defeats.
In retirement the celebrated puncher ballooned up in size and began to abuse drugs and alcohol.
But Tyson revealed his life turned around when he ditched the substances after the success of his Hotboxin podcast, launched in 2019.
After his wife made a comment about his weight in early 2020, it motivated the reformed Baddest Man on The Planet to start working out.
Before long, he was being confronted with opportunities to fight again and last March Tyson confirmed plans to lace up the gloves again, 15 years since he walked away.
He dramatically transformed his body and after a slight delay, Iron Mike boxed fellow icon Roy Jones Jr, 52, in an eight-round exhibition.
Both veterans looked far from their best, but Tyson rolled back the clock somewhat with his aggressive style and ferocious body punching.
It resulted in a draw, but Tyson confirmed right away he would fight again and vowed to improve in his next performance.
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Holyfield, a former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion, only retired in 2011, having made his debut all the way back in 1984.
His last fight was a stoppage win against Dane Brian Nielsen in Copenhagen.
Afterwards, despite being 49, Holyfield called for a title shot against Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko, having faced neither before.
But after failed attempts to land one last crack at the championship, the four-time heavyweight champ retired in 2014.
It was reported in 2012 that Holyfield was struggling financially, having blown his £350m fortune.
But up until 2019, he was still earning around £1m a year through personal appearances, and spent time guiding his son Evan's career.
Holyfield began posting training videos early last year, around the same time as Tyson, as he announced a comeback.
He has also also called on the help of Wladimir Klitschko and Antonio Tarver as he prepares to fight for the first time in ten years.
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