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Tyson-Holyfield III: For All The Butterscotch

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The Shocker Before Matlock! The Scuffle During Shuffleboard! The Rumble For The Hoverround! Two Guys On The Beach Fighting Instead Of Wandering Around With Metal Detectors! None of these are catchy names, so a third fight between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson probably won't happen.


Naw, it couldn't happen. ... right? Well, of course not. Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield agreeing to fight against each other for a third time? Never in a million ... wait, yeah?

There's some preliminary discussion about it actually happening. And this train wreck of an idea was initially started by ... Tyson. Didn't see that one coming:

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Holyfield, who has been the world heavyweight champion a record four times, said that Tyson had approached him, through an intermediary, to discuss a rematch after their infamous second fight in 1997 ended in disgrace.

Tyson's 41 and Holyfield's 45. At least they're both old, so it could conceivably be a fair fight. Heck, wait 20 years then have them rematch. It'll make us feel better about ourselves as human beings. That will also be sufficient time to think of a catchier name.

Holyfield And Tyson In Talks Over Rematch Of Infamous Fight [The Guardian] (via Larry Brown Sports)