Jones Jr and Tyson celebrate after their exhibition
Given Tyson would likely command parity at least with his long-standing rival, who has two victories over Iron Mike.
The second win of course came via disqualification, after Tyson took out a chunk of his ear with a desperate bite in 1997.
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“It definitely wasn’t me,” Holyfield told the I Am Athlete podcast. “I wasn’t getting in the ring for less than $25 million.
“I beat him twice. I felt it was wrong for me to have to ask him to fight me. I don’t know (if he’s scared). I would never ask a person that.
“If they called me to fight in two days, I’d be there to fight in two days.”
More funds will likely be required to pay for the undercard, with YouTube star Jake Paul commanding a solid payday with a second-round knockout of former NBA player Nate Robinson.
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