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Mike Tyson should DODGE Evander Holyfield and ‘let sleeping dogs lie’ according to George Foreman

Mike Tyson should DODGE Evander Holyfield and ‘let sleeping dogs lie’, insists George Foreman… as iconic heavyweights plot trilogy fight

  • Mike Tyson is plotting a series of fights after making his comeback in 2020
  • The 54-year-old drew with Roy Jones Jr in his comeback bout in November 
  • Now Evander Holyfield, the only man to beat Tyson twice, looks next in line 
  • Boxing icon George Foreman has now advised ‘Iron Mike’ to dodge Holyfield  

George Foreman has advised Mike Tyson to scrap his plans for a trilogy fight with Evander Holyfield, with the two icons weighing-up a bout 24-years after their last. 

Tyson, 54, returned to the ring in November, drawing with former four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr, 52, in an exhibition clash watched by millions.   

Next, ‘Iron Mike’ is setting his sights on revenge against Holyfield. The now 58-year-old knocked-out Tyson in 1996 before their 1997 match ended in chaos, with the maverick heavyweight disqualified for biting his rival’s ear. 

George Foreman (right) has told Mike Tyson not to push for a trilogy with Evander Holyfield

Iron Mike returned to the ring in 2020 to fight Roy Jones Jr in a November exhibition match

Iron Mike returned to the ring in 2020 to fight Roy Jones Jr in a November exhibition match 

Holyfield is the only man to have beaten Tyson twice, in 1996 and by disqualification in 1997

Holyfield is the only man to have beaten Tyson twice, in 1996 and by disqualification in 1997 

Holyfield revealed his team is ‘talking to Mike’s management,’ but Foreman isn’t on-board with hype. 

‘With this one, Mike should let sleeping dogs lie,’ Foreman said on Twitter. 

Foreman, now 72, made his own shock fighting comeback. ‘Big George’ spent the first part of his career mixing-it with fellow titans Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, before returning after a 10-year absence in 1987.

Foreman is well-placed to advice having made his own stunning comeback after 10-years out

Foreman is well-placed to advice having made his own stunning comeback after 10-years out

At 45-years-old, Foreman then become the oldest heavyweight champion of all time, beating 26-year-old Michael Moorer.  

‘Iron Mike’ is a little older and looks to have no plans to take-on the likes of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, but he’s determined to bag more clashes with old foes. 

Holfield has said: ‘I’m still training for this, I know it will be some day this deal will happen and I’m ready for him. I’m doing OK.’

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