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Boxing odds: Mike Tyson opens as sizable favorite to win Evander Holyfield trilogy

Mike Tyson fought Roy Jones Jr. to a draw in their exhibition bout last weekend and now all signs point to an Evander Holyfield trilogy in 2021.

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Who will be the next fighter to challenge Mike Tyson?

The former heavyweight boxing champion recently proved he can generate pay-per-view (PPV) buys — and not keel over in the process — which is why pugilists are coming out of the woodwork to challenge the ex-Nintendo headliner for his second exhibition match.

The number crunchers over at have released the betting lines for potential opponents and not surprisingly, Evander Holyfield is favored at -150. The next closest combatant is Lennox Lewis at +300, followed by Riddick Bowe (+500) and Shannon Briggs (+800).

If and when Tyson and Holyfield complete their trilogy, “Iron” will enter their third (and hopefully final) contest as the -325 favorite. “Real Deal” is currently the +250 underdog, despite holding two previous wins over his ear-chomping foe.

Probably because Holyfield turned 58 last month, which is only four years older than Tyson, but only two years away from 60. Perhaps the former cruiserweight should have a warm-up fight of his own before taking on Tyson.

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