• Evander Holyfield sees big money in a trilogy fight with Mike Tyson
  • Zab Judah claims that the third Tyson vs. Holyfield clash is set to take place in Dubai
  • Holyfield feels there is no bigger fight other than a grudge match with Tyson

Boxing enthusiasts have been clamoring for it, even if it would be a clash between two over-the-hill fighters.

The speculated Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield showdown is said to be in the final stages, meaning an announcement of the third in-ring meeting should be coming soon.

Despite in their 50s, Tyson and Holyfield continue to be household names. "Iron Mike" broke the ice last year when he faced Roy Jones Jr. in an eight-round exhibition fight.

Despite drawing flak, the Tyson vs. Jones encounter generated 1.6 million pay-per-view buys and $80 million for Triller.

Considering that this was done without the usual audience due to the ongoing pandemic, those are big numbers to show.

One can just imagine how a drama-filled rivalry would pan up although “The Real Deal” feels that it would be huge when he spoke to Brian Cluster on the Last Stand podcast.

“I think it will be a lot of money and a lot of millions. I think $100 million. The fight would be big because so many people want the fight,” Holyfield stated. “We’re the top two guys people want to see. There’s no reason to do it with anybody else other than Tyson.”

On paper, it is a fight that will drum up interest. But the reality is that nothing has been made official.

When asked about the status of the negotiations with the Tyson camp, Holyfield is confident that it will happen soon.

“I would say yes. I think it’s close. I think it’s something that we both want to do. I think it could happen,” the former boxing heavyweight champion said.

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Mike Tyson vows to disable Roy Jones Jr. on Nov. 28, 2020. Getty Images | Donald Kravitz

While there is no clarity, Holyfield’s comments are timely. Just a couple of days ago, former two-division champion Zab Judah revealed the trilogy is a done deal and also claimed that it will be held in Dubai per the advertisement he saw.

“The fight is signed, sealed, and delivered, and Mike is training everyday and Evander is training everyday and both men are coming in there to do their job. They are not playing brother, there will be no playing," Judah told Metro (h/t Boxingscene).

"Mike Tyson versus Evander Holyfield part three, it’s going down, it’s going to be real," he continued. "It’s going to be a great fight for the third time. It’s going to be in Dubai, that’s what I’m hearing. That’s what the advertisement said."