- Mike Tyson shared his honest take on a possible rematch with Roy Jones Jr. or a trilogy bout with Evander Holyfield
- The 56-year-old wants to see how much money will he make for either of the fights before making a decision
Boxing legend Mike Tyson has been enjoying the fruits of his labor and is not booked for any type of fight. However, “The Baddest Man on the Planet” did not shy away from admitting that all that could change in a snap if the price is right.
It will all boil down to the money
Speaking to TMZ Sports, “Iron” Mike candidly said he couldn’t make a decision right now if he wants to fight Roy Jones Jr. again. Tyson pointed out that the same thing applies to a potential showdown with Evander Holyfield.
According to Tyson, he needs to talk to some financial people in his circle first before deciding if he wants to do it or not.
“I don’t know … I’m just chilling out. I did that [fight with Jones], I wanted to do that. People in Saudi Arabia they want me to do this stuff too … I could be persuaded,” the 56-year-old admitted. “[For a fight with Holyfield] I could be persuaded… I would have to talk to the people. When I see the money people further, into it further, my mind works clearer. I can’t express myself right now financially. But when I see the [financial] people, the lights just comes on.”
It has to be big
The Tyson vs. Jones exhibition match in 2021 reportedly raked in 1 million PPV buys across the country. Needless to say, Tyson’s team will forecast a rematch with Jones to match or break that figure.
As for the potential Holyfield fight, Tyson reportedly turned down a $25 million offer for an epic trilogy bout. With that in mind, it’s safe to say that it would take an insane amount of figures before “Iron” Mike and his team to give either of the fights a nod.
Jones recently lost to former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis via majority decision at Gamebred Boxing 4. On the other hand, Tyson has not entered the ring since the split draw in his exhibition match with Jones, while Holyfield has yet to return again after his TKO loss to Vitor Belfort in 2021.