First came Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Now Evander Holyfield is jumping back in the ring, continuing this bizarre trend of retired boxers fighting again.
Holyfield, the 58-year-old Hall of Fame heavyweight who has been out of the sport since 2011, was interested in a fight with Tyson.
But Tyson reportedly rejected a $25 million offer for a rematch, as the two met twice during their career. One of the bouts ended with Tyson disqualified for biting off a piece of Holyfield’s ear in 1997.
The 47-year-old McBride, who originally ended Tyson’s career in a 2005 bout, has been retired since 2011. The match will be eight, two-minute rounds. It will be streamed on Triller.