Evander Holyfield, 57, deletes ‘slow’ training video and posts faster new clip in biggest hint yet of Mike Tyson fight – The Sun
EVANDER HOLYFIELD deleted a "slow" training video and replaced it with a faster clip after the 57-year-old was slammed ahead of his comeback.
Holyfield announced he will return to the ring to compete in exhibition bouts for charity, nine years after he last fought.
My 1st week back in the gym and I feel great. I'm looking forward to stepping up my training sessions and intensity as I prepare for my fight. I told you I had something for you🥊 @reneeyoungwwe @bookertfivex @themarkhenry @wwe @wweonfox @foxsports
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His plans were mirrored by Mike Tyson, 53, who also confirmed he will make a comeback for charity, and has spent the last month training to do so.
But after Holyfield uploaded a video online hitting the pads and bags, the former crusierweight and heavyweight champion was accused of looking well off the pace.
One said: "Any chance we can see the video without the slow-mo?"
Another said: "He’s so slow you could paint him."
And it appears he took note, having deleted his original clip only to post a new one of him performing with far quicker hands in the gym.
He also copied Tyson by announcing "I'm back" in the latest footage.
It comes after Tyson, who had two losses against Holyfield, broke the internet with a series of training clips showing off his trademark speed and power.
Iron Mike – who retired in 2005 – has had several offers ahead of his proposed comeback, including fights against rugby star Sonny Bill Williams and even Tyson Fury's dad John.
Now Holyfield has chucked his name into the mix, revealing he would be open to a trilogy bout – but only if it was for charity and he received a call out from Tyson.
He told BoxingScene: “I’ve already done what I wanted to do in my career, and have been the best that I could be.
"If it wasn’t for charity, I wouldn’t fight Tyson. I don’t look at it as being a winner in this fight. This is a charity event helping our foundations. The thing is knowing what you’re doing it for.
“I’m not afraid of [Tyson] or anything like that, as long as it works for both of us [financially]. I wouldn’t ask for him to do it if he didn’t want to. He’d have to ask me. It’s like being the bully, I already beat him twice.”
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