“Roy Jones was a good local opponent for Mike,” Holyfield said in a press release, according to Aaron Bronsteter of TSN. “But a fight with me (and Tyson) would be a worldwide event, and the only fight anyone wants to see is a fight between us.
“There is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t be doing it. ”
Holyfield believes that completing the trilogy with Tyson is the only way to end their historic rivalry.
“This is the fight that must take place for our two legacies,” he said. “On Saturday night you said you were ready to fight me, so sign the contract and step in the ring, Tyson. The world is waiting for you and it’s yours now. I’m ready.
Tyson returned to the ring on Saturday for the first time in 15 years, fighting Jones to a draw after eight two-minute rounds at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Holyfield, 58, is a former heavyweight and heavyweight world champion, and he is the only boxer to win undisputed titles in two divisions. He beat Tyson twice (in 1996 and 1997), the first meeting ending in an 11th round TKO, and the rematch resulting in a disqualification after Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear.