KEY POINTS

  • Olympic bronze medalist Vijender Singh picked Evander Holyfield over Mike Tyson 
  • Singh is convinced that Holyfield vs. Tyson 3 would be the biggest boxing event this year
  • Renowned boxing trainer Robert Garcia thinks Tyson only has two or three good rounds in him

Olympic bronze medalist and pro boxer Vijender Singh made an early prediction of a possible Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson 3.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the boxing world was stunned by Tyson’s decision to make a comeback at the age of 53. Shortly after “Iron Mike’s” return announcement, his heavyweight nemesis, Holyfield, also revealed that he’s finally coming back. Both legendary fighters have been posting workout videos on social media, and the fans are nothing but thrilled about it. In fact, the return of both Tyson and Holyfield has generated so much interest that it resulted to trilogy fight talks.

One of the early Holyfield vs. Tyson 3 predictions came from Beijing 2008 Olympics bronze medalist Vijender Singh. In a recent interview with WION (via OIympic Channel), Singh weighed in on the bout and insisted that age won’t be a factor should Tyson and Holyfield really make their way back into the ring.

According to the undefeated boxer, Tyson vs. Holyfield 3 will be the “biggest bout of the century,” but as for the outcome of the fight, he is certain that his fellow Olympic bronze medalist Holyfield will beat the still-menacing Tyson.

“If the Tyson vs Holyfield match does go ahead, it will be the biggest bout of the century,” Singh predicted.

“I actually met Evander Holyfield a while back in Los Angeles and I must say he looked extremely fit. Tyson is looking menacing, but Holyfield is an animal. I have been a fan of Holyfield for a long time and my money is on him if a fight happens,” he added.

Mitt Romney vs. Evander Holyfield Former Massachusetts Governor and two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right) fights five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield during their boxing match in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 15, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Jim Urquhart

In the history of boxing, only Holyfield was able to become the undisputed champion in two categories – cruiserweight and heavyweight. Looking back at Tyson’s wild boxing career, it was also Holyfield who had triumphed in both of his previous bouts with a prime “Iron Mike.”

While Singh believes Holyfield is fit for his age and could beat Tyson for the third time, renowned boxing trainer Robert Garcia had a different prediction. According to Garcia, Tyson will be beaten by any current heavyweight fighter despite looking incredible in his training video clips. Garcia predicted that the resurgent Tyson only has 2 to 3 good rounds and after that, whoever his opponent is will take over the fight.

“Mike Tyson probably has 2, 3 good rounds and after that he won’t,” Garcia predicted.

Meanwhile, Tyson has already addressed his comeback opponent and said that he would be open to fight anybody as long as it raises some money for the people in need.

Mike Tyson Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson arrives to the American Theatre Wing's annual Tony Awards in New York, June 9, 2013. Photo: Reuters/Carlo Allegri