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Evander Holyfield brings legend Wladimir Klitschko into training camp ahead of potential Mike Tyson fight aged 57 – The Sun

EVANDER HOLYFIELD has brought heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko into his training camp as he prepares to make a comeback aged 57.

The two-division champion announced plans to make a ring return, nine years since he last fought, to compete in exhibition bouts for charity.



Holyfield has been linked with a trilogy bout against 53-year-old Mike Tyson, who is also gearing up for a sensational comeback.

No fight has yet been agreed with the pair, but Holyfield is not wasting time in whipping himself into shape and has an experienced team with him.

An online training clip shows the four time heavyweight champion consulting Ukrainian great Klitschko.

And former light-heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver – who starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 6 – takes Holyfield on the pads.

His comeback fight has not been announced, but 48-year-old Shannon Briggs appeared to confirm he will be fighting Tyson instead.

But Iron Mike – who bit Holyfield's ear in their infamous 1997 rematch – has not closed the door on a third fight with his former foe.

 

Tyson told TMZ Sport: “That would be awesome for charity. Can you imagine me and him going in the ring together?

“I’m in good shape, I feel really good. Anything is possible. I’m having fun, looking good, showing off my new body and stuff.

“Hey listen, there are a lot of people out there that need help and something like that could help a lot of people that’s in need for help.”


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