Evander Holyfield’s son — a rising star in boxing — says his dad is ready to kick Mike Tyson’s ass for the 3rd time … and when it happens, he wants to fight on the undercard!
23-year-old Evan Holyfield — who’s 4-0 as a pro — says he LOVES the idea of his father running it back with Tyson, especially after Iron Mike’s performance against Roy Jones Jr.
As TMZ previously reported, 58-year-old Evander has been training for a comeback … in hopes of a 3rd crack at his former rival.
Evan — aka “Yung Holy” — tells TMZ Sports his Dad looks ready to scrap!
“My dad’s lookin’ pretty swole right now,” Evan says … “I know he’s been training this whole time, even before the whole thing, so I’m pretty excited to see what happens!”
“I don’t expect him to lose! The first 2 [fights] went a certain way and I feel like the 3rd — I know it’s all for good sport and for charity and stuff at the end of the day — but I don’t plan on seeing my dad getting beat up.”
Evan wasn’t born yet when his pops fought Tyson in ’96 and ’97 — so the chance to see those guys get in the ring again in 2021 would be special for him.
And, by the way, Evan’s a pretty solid fighter himself — he’s got his 5th pro fight coming up on December 12 against Donnis Reed.
After that, Evan says he really hopes Mike and Evander can work out a deal … because he really wants to fight on the undercard to create memories he can share with his own children.
“At the end of the day, that Roy Jones vs. Mike Tyson fight was pretty historical and I feel like it would be pretty important to me to be part of a historical moment along with my father.”
Evander Holyfield on Mike Tyson Fight, ‘Looks Like It’s Gonna Happen’
Evander Holyfield says his team has been in contact with Mike Tyson’s camp — and he strongly believes they’re VERY close to inking a deal for a 3rd fight.
“I’m a very confident person,” Evander tells TMZ Sports … “I think it’s gonna happen.”
Remember, after Mike fought Roy Jones Jr. — Tyson revealed his team had been in touch with the Holyfield camp, but they weren’t able to make a deal.
But, Evander says there’s been movement — and it’s heading in the right direction.
Evander is 58. Tyson is 54.
Of course, the two first clashed back in 1996 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas — where Evander dominated Mike before securing a win via TKO in the 11th round.
The Tyson vs. Holyfield rematch went down in 1997 — and that’s when Mike famously feasted on Evander’s ears. Tyson was disqualified in the 3rd round.
Evander’s last sanctioned fight took place in 2011 when he was nearly 48 years old — defeating 46-year-old Danish heavyweight Brian Nielsen.
Holyfield has been back in the gym training like crazy — but does he have what it takes to beat Mike Tyson, who looked phenomenal against Roy Jones Jr.?
The Real Deal is hoping to find out … sending this message to his old rival.
“Let’s do it, baby! Simple as that. Let’s do it!”