If you were expecting fisticuffs and ear biting when Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield met up again you would be sadly mistaken.
Tyson dropped by Jewel-Osco in Chicago to see his old friend. Holyfield was promoting his new barbecue sauce and signing autographs, while Tyson was in Chicago performing his one-man show, Undisputed Truth.
Tyson gave Holyfield a big hug and there is no ill will between the two legendary boxers. Tyson and Holyfield made up on Oprah in October 2009.
“We’re both at a stage in our lives where we can work together and make really a good thing happen,” Tyson told the Associated Press. “He’s a beautiful person. I’ve known Evander since I was 15.”
Tyson’s one-man show documents his entire life. It was written by his wife, Lakiha Spencer, and directed by Spike Lee. After a run on Broadway and in Las Vegas, Tyson is taking his show on a 10-week tour.
Holyfield still has dreams of getting back in the ring, but he’s holding out to face the best of the best, the Klitschko brothers. Unfortunately, they’ve been dodging him.
“Now that it’s confirmed that the Klitschkos really don’t want to do it, that’s it,” Holyfield said. “I’m not trying to go back and fight someone 24, 25. But the Klitschkos being 37, 38, that’s my age.”
Tyson and Holyfield faced each other twice. Holyfield won the first match in a TKO and the second in a disqualification after Tyson bit both of his ears.
Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Iron Mike Tyson
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