clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Mike Tyson expected to attend ‘Holyfield vs. Belfort,’ potentially lining up trilogy bout with ‘Real Deal’

New, 5 comments

Mike Tyson will be in attendance to witness former boxing rival Evander Holyfield fight Vitor Belfort later this evening (Sat., Sept. 11, 2021) live on FITE TV pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

LIVE! Watch ‘Holyfield Vs. Belfort’ On PPV

Former Cruiserweight and Heavyweight undisputed world champion, EVANDER ‘REAL DEAL’ HOLYFIELD will battle Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, VITOR ‘THE PHENOM’ BELFORT, in an eight-round boxing showdown set for Sat., Sept. 11, 2021, streaming online via Triller pay-per-view (PPV). “Holyfield vs. Belfort,” which will take place inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., start time is slated for 7 p.m. ET, with a PPV price tag of $49.99. The PPV also features UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Anderson Silva, as well as an appearance from former POTUS, Donald Trump!

Don’t miss a single second of face-punching action!

This is according to a recent report by ESPN’s Mike Coppinger (shown below). It is unknown at this time if Tyson will have any involvement in the actual PPV broadcast, but he will be sitting ringside for the main event.

Per Coppinger, Triller is hoping that Tyson’s attendance will lend a hand in setting up a future trilogy bout with Holyfield. Of course, “Real Deal” will have to defeat Belfort to clear a path for the trilogy bout, but given Holyfield and Tyson’s history inside of the boxing ring it’s a no-brainer matchup assuming everything aligns.

Tyson, 55, made his return to boxing in Nov. 2020 for an exhibition match against fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. The bout went all eight rounds and it seemed like Tyson did enough to win the contest, but it was ultimately ruled a draw. Tyson has been trying to book his next fight since March, but nothing has materialized.

Maybe a Holyfield win on Saturday will be enough to finally put pen to paper for the trilogy fight.

Mania will deliver LIVE coverage of the FITE pay-per-view (PPV) main card RIGHT HERE, kicking off at 7 p.m. ET.