MIKE TYSON has been accused of being ‘scared’ to rematch Evander Holyfield having been offered a trilogy fight ‘multiple times’.
Both the ex-heavyweight champions have come out of retirement to continue their already legendary careers.
Holyfield – who twice beat Iron Mike – is training again to return for an exhibition, but is yet to have a confirmed opponent.
Tyson, 54, on the other hand is facing Roy Jones Jr, 51, in an eight-round pay-per-view spectacle next weekend.
According to TMZ’s sources, the reformed Baddest Man on The Planet snubbed Holyfield, 58, to instead fight Jones.
They said: “It’s not even about the money at this point, I think Tyson is scared.
“We’ve offered multiple times and Tyson vs. Holyfield is the fight that should happen.”
Holyfield first beat Tyson in 1996, winning in round 11 in what was considered an upset.
They rematched a year later, in the infamous the ‘Bite Fight’.
Tyson was disqualified after biting Holyfield’s ear in round three.
In the years since, they have made up and formed a friendship, and Holyfield teased a trilogy online.
He posted a picture of him punching Tyson, along with the caption: “Who would like to see Holyfield vs Tyson 3?”
Iron Mike responded to the speculation about another fight with his great rival in an interview with Jim Gray.
Tyson said: “That’s always something that we can do if the people want it, if it’s pragmatic enough, I’d love to do it.”