Evander Holyfield calls for third bout with Mike Tyson

Holyfield retired in 2011. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Mike Tyson was back in the boxing spotlight on Saturday, when he fought to a draw with Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition match.

But could there be an even bigger bout in store for the 54-year-old Tyson?

Evander Holyfield, who has fought Tyson twice, including in the infamous ear-biting clash of 1997, claims he wants to make it a trilogy.

“My side tried to make the fight happen and we got nothing but excuses,” Holyfield said in a press release Monday. “Now I can see why he wanted a tune-up fight before thinking about fighting me.”

“Roy Jones was a good local opponent for Mike. But a fight with me would be a global event and the only fight that anyone wants to see is a fight between us. There is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t make it happen. No more excuses. This is the fight that must happen for both our legacies. Saturday night you said you were ready to fight me, so sign the contract and get in the ring, Tyson. The world is waiting and it’s on you now. I’m ready.”

Holyfield, 58, would be seeking a third victory over his rival, winning the first match by TKO and claiming the second after Tyson’s disqualification due to the ear incident.

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