KEY POINTS

  • Mike Tyson is open to a third fight with Evander Holyfield
  • Tyson feels that it can only happen if he personally discusses it with Holyfield
  • Tyson is sticking to exhibition bouts

Mike Tyson proved to all that he could still hand out and take a pounding when he faced Roy Jones Jr. over the weekend.

After the fight, the 54-year-old hardly showed any sign of exhaustion and appeared ready to fight some more.

It was one of the likely reasons why most felt that Tyson won. One person who felt that he should have been declared the winner was UFC president Dana White.

“Tyson won the fight. He looked good. He’s a grown --s man and he’s going to do what he wants anyway, but good for him. It was actually a good fight. It was an entertaining fight to watch and I thought he looked really good. I’m happy for him,” White said in the post-fight presser via USA Today.

With the success of the Tyson vs. Jones fight, the former boxing champion wants another spoon of competition. Though no names have been officially mentioned, one boxing figure has been up for consideration–Evander Holyfield.

Originally, Holyfield was someone Tyson could have faced before Jones gained the nod.  Now, it appears that the hard-hitting Brooklyn native is interested in staging a third encounter with his old arch-nemesis.

It remains to be seen if Tyson can get that done. However, "The Baddest Man on the Planet" feels that it would be best if both of them could iron things out personally, Boxingscene reported.

“Maybe Evander needs to talk to me because every time my business associates talk to his business associates, it doesn’t turn out well,” Tyson said.

Tyson stressed that the people behind Holyfield may be calling the wrong decisions for their client.

“So I don’t know. If you could see what we made tonight, if these guys really care about the welfare of Evander, they would have had this fight with Evander. Maybe we’ll do another but, whoever’s he’s with who’s handling him is totally wrong,” he stated.

Regardless, Tyson said that he would fight again. He feels he is on the right track and is enjoying fighting for charities rather than for a championship belt.

Mike Tyson Jr. Mike Tyson celebrates after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. in the locker room during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center. Photo: Getty Images | Joe Scarnici