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George Foreman slams proposed Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield bout

George Foreman has slammed the planned rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

Holyfield recently confirmed that he is keen for a trilogy fight with Tyson - more than two decades after they last fought - but the plans have been criticised by the former heavyweight world champion.

Foreman told World Boxing News: "With this one, Mike should let sleeping dogs lie."

He previously explained how he avoided a clash with Tyson during his career as he found 'Iron Mike' "a nightmare in the ring" due to his destructive punching power in both hands and volatile nature.

Foreman explained: "That guy was a nightmare in the ring.

"If he missed you with his left, then missed you with his right, he'd bite you.

"I didn't want anything to do with that guy ... I didn't want a part of Mike Tyson."

Foreman also compared Tyson to a "monster" after the infamous incident in which he bit the top of Holyfield's ear off during their clash in 1997.

He said: "He was a monster.

"Those are the kind of guys you see in a nightmare.

"You want to wake up and say, 'So glad that's a dream.'"

"I didn't want any part of Mike Tyson - no way."

Holyfield has suggested that there have been discussions about an exhibition fight with the pair which he predicts will be "the biggest fight there is".

He said: "The thing is, if it happens, it will happen. I can tell you that my team is talking to Mike’s team, so I’m waiting. “It’s a decision that Mike has to make, and we both have to agree.

"I am training for this because I know that one day this agreement will come, and I am ready. I feel terrific.

"We can always help people. I try to convey the kindness that they taught me. I think if I fight Mike, it will be the biggest fight there is."

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