Mike Tyson says he’s fighting Lennox Lewis next in surprising twist

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Evander Holyfield isn’t going to like this.

The former heavyweight champ has been pushing hard for a legends fight with Mike Tyson, but apparently Iron Mike has different plans.

Tyson, 54, told TMZ Sports on Tuesday night that he was fighting Lennox Lewis — another former heavyweight champ — this September.

Tyson came out of retirement and fought Roy Jones Jr. to a draw back in November. Tyson looked impressive enough that there is plenty of interest in seeing him return to the ring again.

That now appears to be coming against Lewis, who battered Tyson in a 2002 knockout.

“If the public wanted it then we would probably talk,” Lewis told TMZ about the possibility of fighting Tyson back in February.

Of course, Tyson’s announcement came in a surprise interview outside a restaurant, so nothing is official yet.

Holyfield, who beat Tyson twice in the mid-90s, had been angling to be that next opponent. Instead, Holyfield appears to be settling for a June 5 fight against Kevin McBride, who beat Tyson in 2005.

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