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Evander Holyfield Down For 3rd Fight With Tyson

"My manager, they’ve been talking and all that," 57-year-old Holyfield tells us, "but the fact is that with me personally, I think for me to ask, the only person that I would actually really ask is Riddick Bowe."

Evander tells TMZ Sports he’s down to run it back again with Iron Mike — but says a third match with Tyson ain’t his first choice for his return to the sanctioned boxing ring.

“My manager, they’ve been talking and all that,” 57-year-old Holyfield tells us, “but the fact is that with me personally, I think for me to ask, the only person that I would actually really ask is Riddick Bowe.”

Holyfield says he’s more open to a third fight with 52-year-old Bowe instead of Mike because frankly, “me and him are buddies!”

But, don’t get it twisted … Evander says he’s still cool with Mike after the two got past their infamous beef over the 1997 ear-biting incident — with Holyfield still seeming genuinely interested in an exhibition rematch with the guy.

Of course, as we previously reported, both Holyfield AND 53-year-old Tyson announced this month they’re looking into fighting soon in an effort to raise cash for charity.

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Tyson says he’s hoping to gather money for drug addicts and homeless people … while Evander is trying to raise funds for #Unite4OurFight, a campaign aimed at helping underprivileged students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neither side has given any indication of a timeline for a return … but with nobody overtly against another Tyson-Holyfield tilt — it seems it could really go down.

And, we can. Not. Wait!

Evander Holyfield Announces Boxing Comeback, I’ve Been Training Too!

Mike Tyson ain’t the only heavyweight training for a comeback — Evander Holyfield tells TMZ Sports he’s gearing up for another fight at 57-years-old!

“The Champ is back,” Holyfield tells us … “I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring.”

“I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause.”

Holyfield — who hasn’t had a sanctioned fight in 9 years — says the goal is to raise money for the #Unite4OurFight campaign which “aims to provide students the resources they need for emotional development and education.”

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We know what you’re thinking … WHO IS THE OPPONENT?

Evander’s team hasn’t announced that yet — but we’re all thinking the same thing … Holyfield vs. Tyson 3???

As we previously reported, 53-year-old Tyson has been training again and wants to take exhibition fights to raise money for charities near and dear to his heart as well … but there’s no official deal yet.

Of course, Tyson and Holyfield had issues over the years after Mike bit off Evander’s ear during a 1997 fight — but Tyson has apologized and they’ve actually become friends.

So, could there be a 3rd scrap if all the money would go to charity? Don’t rule it out.

Holyfield was 44-10-2 as a pro — with TWO victories over Mike Tyson. He’s widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time.

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