EVANDER HOLYFIELD's son wants to help his old man prepare for a trilogy fight with Mike Tyson by sparring with him.

Former undisputed cruiserweight king Holyfield, 58, announced his comeback last May.

A trilogy fight with old foe Tyson has been in the works for some time, with May 29 the reported date for their third encounter.

And Evander Jr has offered to give the former WBA and IBF heavyweight champ some work before he renews his rivalry with Iron Mike.

The super-welterweight told The Metro: "I was trying to get down to Florida to him.

"I said, 'Let me get some rounds in with you!' At least one.

"That’s a bucket list thing man, I just want one sparring round with him at least before [the fight].

"If this fight doesn’t go though I’ve got to at least get it before he gets out of shape.


"I only want one round, that’s how good he’s looking. That’s how good shape he is in."

Tyson recently rubbished claims he rejected the offer to share the ring with his old rival, saying: “I just want everybody to know, the fight is on with me and Holyfield.

“Holyfield’s a humble man, I know that. And he’s a man of God, but I’m God’s man.

“And, listen, I’m going to be successful on May 29th.”

Evan, like many others, is eager to see the pair run it back again, adding: "I hope it’s the fight that is being made.

"It would be great fight to watch, to watch them go at it all over again.

"Hopefully they can get it all ironed out.

"The only thing holding up the fight, and this is just me just guessing, is somebody wanted to be paid more than the other.

"One person is like, 'I’m bringing the money to the table' and the other person is like, 'I beat you twice.'

"That’s probably the simplicity of the whole thing, money."

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