Former rivals Iron Mike and Evander Holyfield were both in the city of Chicago yesterday, with Mike in town performing his one man show and Holyfield doing some promo for his barbecue sauce. The animosity that once stood between the two former champions is now long gone. With some time off Mike headed over to Jewel-Osco’s located on the South Side of Chicago where Holyfield was at signing some autographs for the release of his bbq sauce.
“I just wanted to see Evander, man,” Tyson said. “I love Evander. I’m forever linked with him for the rest of my life.”
The two have come a long way since the memorable incident that took place in the ring years ago, but when Tyson walked in the two were like old friends coming together who hadn’t seen each other in years. Tyson hugged Holyfield and the to caught up signed autographs and posed for pictures for all the fans that came out to show support. Holyfield says that while out in Las Vegas he was able to see Mike’s show.
“The show is good,” said Holyfield. “The show is showing his way of coming back, being able to come to an agreement, come to an acknowledgment of what he’d done good and what he’d done wrong and to get over it. When people don’t get past their problems, they never come to an understanding.”
“I think he was letting people know that he was wrong and what happened, happened,” he said. “He appreciates that I forgave him. He’s forgiven himself. That’s how you make adjustments in life.”