Evander Holyfield, a former heavyweight boxer, will return to the ring in an exhibition fight on June 5 against Kevin McBride, on the same billboard as Triller that will have as stellar to Teofimo Lopez Y George Kambosos, according to a report by Chris mannix from Sports Illustrated and confirmed by Mike coppinger from The Athletic.
Despite the attempts that existed to carry out the trilogy against Mike tyson, it was not achieved.
There were negotiations between the teams of both, but Tyson rejected the offers and subsequently said that he was not going to fight with Triller, which was the promoter that broadcast its exhibition match before Roy jones jr. in November 2020 and that it sold 1.7 million payouts per event.
The team of Evander released a statement in which he assured that they offered him 25 million guaranteed dollars, but Mike rejected them. However, days later, he said that the contest before Holyfield was going to be carried out, to which the latter put a little ice.
The last fights
Holyfield, 58, last fought on May 7, 2011 against Brian Nielsen, defeating him by knockout in the 10th round. He finished his career 44-10-2 (29 KO’s) and in 1996 and 1997 he fought against Tyson, winning both fights, the first by knockout and the second by disqualification.
McBride, for his part, is a former Irish boxer who is currently 47 years old and who competed in the Barcelona Olympic Games 1992. As a professional he finished with a 35-10-1 record, defeating Mike tyson on June 11, 2005, in what was Tyson’s last professional bout.
That card will have as a star contest Theophimus, who will defend the lightweight belts of the WBA, WBO Y FIB in view of Kambosos.
Source: Evander Holyfield (@Holyfield) set to make a ring return https://t.co/qzCD84sGxT
– Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) April 11, 2021
Sources: Evander Holyfield returns June 5 in an exhibition bout as chief support to the Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos undisputed lightweight title bout on Triller Fight Club. Holyfield’s opponent is Kevin McBride, who stopped Mike Tyson in his final fight. @SIChrisMannix first
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) April 11, 2021