Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield have reportedly agreed to meet for a third time, this time in Abu Dhabi in October.

According to Hydra Properties CEO Sulaiman Al Fahim, the bout, which is likely to be staged in Zayed Sports City Stadium, will be confirmed on February 1.

“We have agreement from everyone needed and will make the official announcement next week,” he told

”The idea is to stage the biggest ever fight in boxing history and to do it in Abu Dhabi, which would be a great global event for the UAE capital.”

However, Holyfield has already expressed his doubts over whether Tyson, who is rumoured to be currently walking around at 270lbs, is capable of fighting – even if he wants to.

Meanwhile, Holyfield’s manager, Ken Saunders, is also of the opinion that the bout is unlikely to ahead.

Holyfield and Tyson first met in November, 1996 with The Real Deal sensationally stopping Iron Mike in the 11th round of a lucrative WBA title clash.

Their rematch was an infamous encounter, with Tyson being disqualified in the third round for biting Holyfield’s ear.

A rubber match has long been mooted but while Holyfield is still active, and recently failed in his attempt to become a heavyweight titleholder for the fifth time when he was controversially outpointed by WBA champion Nikolai Valuev, Tyson has not fought since being stopped by Kevin McBride in June, 2005.
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