Mike Tyson will be in attendance to witness former boxing rival Evander Holyfield fight Vitor Belfort later this evening (Sat., Sept. 11, 2021) live on FITE TV pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
This is according to a recent report by ESPN’s Mike Coppinger (shown below). It is unknown at this time if Tyson will have any involvement in the actual PPV broadcast, but he will be sitting ringside for the main event.
Mike Tyson expected to be in the building tomorrow night for Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort. Triller hopes it’s a prelude to a Tyson-Holyfield event
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) September 10, 2021
Per Coppinger, Triller is hoping that Tyson’s attendance will lend a hand in setting up a future trilogy bout with Holyfield. Of course, “Real Deal” will have to defeat Belfort to clear a path for the trilogy bout, but given Holyfield and Tyson’s history inside of the boxing ring it’s a no-brainer matchup assuming everything aligns.
Tyson, 55, made his return to boxing in Nov. 2020 for an exhibition match against fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. The bout went all eight rounds and it seemed like Tyson did enough to win the contest, but it was ultimately ruled a draw. Tyson has been trying to book his next fight since March, but nothing has materialized.
Maybe a Holyfield win on Saturday will be enough to finally put pen to paper for the trilogy fight.
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