Tyson v Holyfield fight coming to the UAE

Boxing legends to fight at the Zayed Sports City stadium<br />

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield will stage an epic third fight in Abu Dhabi this October.

According to reports on arabianbusiness.com the duo will fight at the the open air Zayed Sports City Stadium in front of 25,000 boxing fans.

Sources suggest it will be the “richest fight in history” although final details will not be unveiled until February.

Neither boxer has fought in more than a year and both the 42-year-old Tyson and 46-year-old Holyfield lost their last bouts.

Holyfield won both the previous two encounters with Tyson, including the famous “bitten ear” incident during their second meeting in 1997.

Holyfield, who knocked out Tyson when they first met in 1996, was paid a record $34 million for their second meeting. Sources suggest that each fighter will earn more than $34 million for the Abu Dhabi clash, which is expected to be televised world-wide.

It is also understood that a chunk of the earnings from the October event will be donated to an Autism charity.

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