Evander Holyfield has urged Mike Tyson to set up a sensational trilogy fight by insisting: ‘It would be the fight people want to see.’

The heavyweight rivals are in talks to step back inside the ring 23 years after their infamous second showdown in Las Vegas. 

Holyfield is open to boxing his old rival again after 23 years, with both fighters aged over 50

In the third round of ‘The Bite Fight’, Tyson bit off part of Holyfield’s ear leading to disqualification and a $3million (£2.4m) fine.

Despite hanging up his gloves 15 years ago, Tyson, 53, has been back in the gym showing off his trademark pace and power. 

Holyfield then announced plans to come out of retirement to enter the boxing ring once more.

And he took to Instagram to show how he is progressing his training, letting his followers inside the first week on his training camp. 

When asked whether he would take on Tyson for the third time, he told The Sun: ‘I would do that! Yes, I want to fight Mike Tyson.

‘My whole thing is I’m open, and I know that I want to do well for myself at age 57. I can definitely handle him.

‘But Mike would have to want to do it as well.

‘We have to come up with something that is not a knockout grudge match.

‘It’s not about who can beat who, but to show people we were some of the greatest fighters in our era and we’ve come together as men to do something for others