Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield fight rules explained ahead of trilogy clash

Any fight involving Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield would have no winner, no loser and absolutely no knockouts.

The former heavyweight world champions have held initial talks over a three-round exhibition fight despite their combined age of 110.

The rivals fought twice in their prime with Holyfield winning both, the second by disqualification after Tyson bit off part of his ear.

Tyson, now 53, retired in 2005 after losing to Kevin McBridge while Holyfield, 57, fought on until 2011, signing off with a victory over Brian Nielsen.

Both men have recently posted training footage on social media before declaring their intention to return to the ring.

And Holyfield told the Daily Mail : "Mike and I talked once about this (the exhibition) and from that point on his people have spoken to my people We are not at a point where we are at an agreement but there have been conversations.

"There are some big people from different countries who would like for us to do it. My whole thing is, 'Yes, if there is a way we can do it, then do it'. Me being me and Mike being who Mike is, I know it could be something big.

"If it could be worked out then there has to be an understanding that there can be none of this other stuff that happens (with Tyson). Ain't nobody getting a decision or win or lose or going for knockouts. Exhibition.

"I didn't really want to get back in the ring because I always said when I stop I will stop. But an exhibition, that is different. I am not killing myself for nobody.

"I ain't looking for knockouts and I ain't going more than three, three-minute rounds. We do it in an appropriate way. But I am going to be in great shape.

"And if someone thinks they going to hit me, I don't want them to think I ain't going to hit them back. I don't know if it will be Mike. If it don't work then it weren't meant to be."

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