Tyson-Holyfield 3 Negotiations Reportedly Fall Through

By: Sean Crose Although it's 2021 and not 1997, people still can't seem to get enough of seeing Mike Tyson facing Evander Holyfield in the ring. An anticipated third battle between the two former heavyweight champions, close to 25 years after their last match, has been widely talked about, as Tyson recently announced that he would be fighting at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium this coming Memorial Day Weekend. What better or more fitting opponent, it was thought, than arch rival Holyfield? Now, however, it appears that the hoped for Memorial Weekend fireworks between these two men, who are far closer to senior citizenship than they are away from it, is nothing more than a dream. For negotiations between the two camps seem to have fallen through. "Representatives of Evander Holyfield expressed frustration," Swanson Communication stated in a Monday press statement, "after Mike Tyson’s representatives refused to accept a $25,000,000  guarantee from Team Holyfield to participate in Tyson v Holyfield 3 at the Hard Rock Stadium to kick off Memorial Day weekend." The statement also claims that serious negotiations were in progress, but that "Team Tyson’s demands recently became untenable, and not what Mike Tyson had originally agreed on in direct conversations with Holyfield." As of press time, team Tyson had not yet responded. “We thought this was a done deal but it quickly fell apart when Tyson’s people declined all offers,” Kris Lawrence, Evander Holyfield’s manager, is quoted as saying in the press release. “We were negotiating in good faith all along and it appears we just ended up wasting our time.”  With so much money on the line, however, it's hard to imagine a third fight between the two aging legends not at least being a possibility. For Tyson and Holyfield represent a golden age of boxing, one even fans not alive at the time appear to be nostalgic for. Then, of course, there's the controversy. After having been soundly beaten by Holyfield via upset in 1996, Tyson took to gnawing on his foe's ear during the rematch the following summer. It was a defining moment for the sport of boxing - and not in a good way. Since then, however, Tyson has endeared himself to the public. What's more, a third match between the two Hall of Fame fighters would provide the kind of novelty entertainment modern audiences clearly crave. Events which would have once been mere curiosities, are now the biggest fights in combat sports. The post Tyson-Holyfield 3 Negotiations Reportedly Fall Through appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Tyson-Holyfield 3 Negotiations Reportedly Fall Through

By: Sean Crose

Although it's 2021 and not 1997, people still can't seem to get enough of seeing Mike Tyson facing Evander Holyfield in the ring. An anticipated third battle between the two former heavyweight champions, close to 25 years after their last match, has been widely talked about, as Tyson recently announced that he would be fighting at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium this coming Memorial Day Weekend. What better or more fitting opponent, it was thought, than arch rival Holyfield? Now, however, it appears that the hoped for Memorial Weekend fireworks between these two men, who are far closer to senior citizenship than they are away from it, is nothing more than a dream. For negotiations between the two camps seem to have fallen through.

"Representatives of Evander Holyfield expressed frustration," Swanson Communication stated in a Monday press statement, "after Mike Tyson’s representatives refused to accept a $25,000,000  guarantee from Team Holyfield to participate in Tyson v Holyfield 3 at the Hard Rock Stadium to kick off Memorial Day weekend." The statement also claims that serious negotiations were in progress, but that "Team Tyson’s demands recently became untenable, and not what Mike Tyson had originally agreed on in direct conversations with Holyfield." As of press time, team Tyson had not yet responded.

“We thought this was a done deal but it quickly fell apart when Tyson’s people declined all offers,” Kris Lawrence, Evander Holyfield’s manager, is quoted as saying in the press release. “We were negotiating in good faith all along and it appears we just ended up wasting our time.”  With so much money on the line, however, it's hard to imagine a third fight between the two aging legends not at least being a possibility. For Tyson and Holyfield represent a golden age of boxing, one even fans not alive at the time appear to be nostalgic for.

Then, of course, there's the controversy. After having been soundly beaten by Holyfield via upset in 1996, Tyson took to gnawing on his foe's ear during the rematch the following summer. It was a defining moment for the sport of boxing - and not in a good way. Since then, however, Tyson has endeared himself to the public. What's more, a third match between the two Hall of Fame fighters would provide the kind of novelty entertainment modern audiences clearly crave. Events which would have once been mere curiosities, are now the biggest fights in combat sports.

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Jermell Charlo: “Danny Garcia Can’t F*ck With Some Of The Dudes That Are Ranked Number Seven Or Eight”

By: Hans Themistode Danny Garcia has put the entire Jr middleweight division on notice. Following his most recent defeat at the hands of unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. this past December, Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs) sat back and contemplated his next move. Ultimately, the former two-division champion decided that it would be in his best interest to move up in weight. Garcia’s goal is to get acclimated to his new weight class before taking on some of the bigger names in the division in an attempt to once again become champion. Unified Jr middleweight titlist Jermell Charlo caught whiff of Garcia’s decision to invade his division and appears unconcerned about the Philadelphia native. Those who are interested in seeing how a match between them will play out, will seemingly never get their wish as Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs) believes Garcia will struggle with those at the bottom of the Jr middleweight food chain. “Danny Garcia can’t f*ck with some of the dudes that are ranked number seven or eight,” said Charlo on his Instagram live. Currently, Charlo has his eyes on other opponents. With Brian Castano recently winning the WBO 154 pound title, Charlo would love the opportunity to face the Argentinian to strip him of his belt and fulfill his dream of becoming an undisputed world champion. Other names such as Jarrett Hurd, Erislandy Lara and Julian Williams are also opponents he would love to take on as well. As for Garcia, Charlo is steadfast in his belief that not only would he struggle to defeat those ranked at the bottom half of the top ten, but also that he would struggle against an opponent that he made quick work of. In October of 2017, Charlo scored a highlight reel level knockout over Erickson Lubin in the first round. Since then, he’s bounced back nicely winning his last five contests and finds himself as the number one contender for Charlo’s WBC title. The Houstonian doesn't view Garcia as a threat whatsoever. In fact, he believes Lubin would do a number on him if the two were ever to meet in the ring. “Danny Garcia can’t f*ck with Lubin.” The post Jermell Charlo: “Danny Garcia Can’t F*ck With Some Of The Dudes That Are Ranked Number Seven Or Eight” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Jermell Charlo: “Danny Garcia Can’t F*ck With Some Of The Dudes That Are Ranked Number Seven Or Eight”

By: Hans Themistode

Danny Garcia has put the entire Jr middleweight division on notice. Following his most recent defeat at the hands of unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. this past December, Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs) sat back and contemplated his next move.

Ultimately, the former two-division champion decided that it would be in his best interest to move up in weight. Garcia’s goal is to get acclimated to his new weight class before taking on some of the bigger names in the division in an attempt to once again become champion.

Unified Jr middleweight titlist Jermell Charlo caught whiff of Garcia’s decision to invade his division and appears unconcerned about the Philadelphia native. Those who are interested in seeing how a match between them will play out, will seemingly never get their wish as Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs) believes Garcia will struggle with those at the bottom of the Jr middleweight food chain.

“Danny Garcia can’t f*ck with some of the dudes that are ranked number seven or eight,” said Charlo on his Instagram live.

Currently, Charlo has his eyes on other opponents. With Brian Castano recently winning the WBO 154 pound title, Charlo would love the opportunity to face the Argentinian to strip him of his belt and fulfill his dream of becoming an undisputed world champion.

Other names such as Jarrett Hurd, Erislandy Lara and Julian Williams are also opponents he would love to take on as well. As for Garcia, Charlo is steadfast in his belief that not only would he struggle to defeat those ranked at the bottom half of the top ten, but also that he would struggle against an opponent that he made quick work of.

In October of 2017, Charlo scored a highlight reel level knockout over Erickson Lubin in the first round. Since then, he’s bounced back nicely winning his last five contests and finds himself as the number one contender for Charlo’s WBC title.

The Houstonian doesn't view Garcia as a threat whatsoever. In fact, he believes Lubin would do a number on him if the two were ever to meet in the ring.

“Danny Garcia can’t f*ck with Lubin.”

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