Mike Tyson Says Fight with Evander Holyfield Is Officially ON For May 29
54-year-old Mike Tyson has announced he will be fighting 58-year-old Evander Holyfield on May 29 -- despite Holyfield's camp saying negotiations were dead.
Tyson said (during an IG Live session with Haute Living), "I just want everybody to know the fight is on with me and Holyfield."
"Holyfield's a humble man I know that and he's a man of God but I'm God's man. Listen, I'm going to be successful May 29."
It was just Monday that Evander's manager issued a statement saying talks had "fallen apart" between the two sides.
The two sides were eyeing a May 29 fight date at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
The dispute came down to money -- Holyfield's camp says Team Tyson wanted a huge cut, and even turned down a $25 million guarantee.
The two boxing legends last fought in 1997, and it ended with Tyson biting a chunk out of Evander's ear. Holyfield's last pro fight was in 2011, when he earned a TKO victory over Brian Nielsen.