Ireland’s #1 heavyweight Niall Kennedy [13(8)-1(1)-1] has welcomed Evander Holyfield [44(29)-10(2)-2] talk.
It’s tentative at best, but the Wexford big man was recently linked to the former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion of the world.
Meath native and former Holyfied foe Seamus McDonagh suggested Kennedy as the ideal foe for the five time world champion, who has recently suggested he is coming out of retirement.
‘Boom Boom Baz’ admitted the fight would be unlikely, but wasn’t too dismissive revealing he would accept and offer if it was put on the table.
Very grateful to @Seamuzzz for putting this tweet out there I'm not sure how realistic it is but if offered I'd jump at the opportunity @packycollins has coack big Kevin to shock Tyson I'm sure he will put a plan in place for @holyfield but fantasy at the min 👊👊👊👊 pic.twitter.com/PyYeDAXT5B— Niall Kennedy Boxer (@niallbaskennedy) May 20, 2020
The 57-year-old revealed he was considering lacing up the gloves again not long after 53-year-old Mike Tyson had done the same.
It’s unlikely the American will fight any active heavy and a charity clash with his former rival ‘Iron Mike’ looks the most likely avenue back to the ring.
Speaking recently he said he admitted primary discussions about a contest had already taken place.
“Mike and I talked once about this and from that point on his people have spoken to my people. We are not at a point where we are at an agreement but there have been conversations.
I'm feeling stronger and stronger as each day passes. I'm looking forward to stepping back into the ring this year🥊 pic.twitter.com/gXMOHviyIB— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) May 22, 2020
“There are some big people from different countries who would like for us to do it. My whole thing is, ‘Yes, if there is a way we can do it, then do it’.
“Me being me and Mike being who Mike is, I know it could be something big.”