Excellent news: we’re not getting Evander Holyfield vs Mike Tyson III next month. Unhealthy information: we’re getting one thing even much less interesting.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix and The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger report that “The Actual Deal” is about to face fellow Tyson conqueror Kevin McBride “as chief help” for Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr, which headlines a June fifth Triller PPV.
In line with Mannix, the struggle “will probably be eight, two-minute rounds with no headgear.”
McBride (35-10-1, 29 KO) handed Tyson the ultimate defeat of his professional profession again in 2005, forcing “Iron Mike” to bow out after six. He went on to beat Byron Polley earlier than ending his personal profession on a 1-6 skid, capped off by a 2011 knockout loss to Mariusz Wach. “The Clones Colossus” is 11 years youthful than Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KO) at 47.
At the very least Holyfield-Tyson III had a advertising and marketing angle; that is simply pointless. It’ll be fascinating to see what the last word asking value finally ends up being, as a result of it’s trying like the principle occasion must carry the cardboard by itself.