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Boxing: Mike Tyson’s Next Opponent & Historical Betting Odds

Mike Tyson Historical Betting Odds

Last year was unlike any that we have experienced in our lifetimes – living through a pandemic, surviving murder hornets, no March Madness, NHL in the summer and even Mike Tyson moving around a boxing ring once again. 

The Baddest Man on the Planet was seen hitting pads in early May with Kings MMA head coach Rafael Cordeiro, exciting many fight fans who remembered Tyson’s glory days of the 1980s and ’90s. Iron Mike furthered that excitement with his return to the great sport against Roy Jones Jr. in late November in an exhibition that ended in a draw.

It appears there are two men, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, in the mix to be Mike Tyson’s next opponent and both have fought Mike before. The first and, in my opinion, more likely option is the trilogy fight with Holyfield; the second is a rematch with Lewis.

Online sportsbook Bovada has released Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield odds and Mike Tyson vs Lennox Lewis odds. In Tyson vs Holyfield, Iron Mike is a -135 favorite with Holyfield coming in as a -105 underdog. This means you would have to wager $135 to profit $100 with a Tyson win while a $105 bet on a Holyfield win would profit you $100.

For Tyson vs Lewis, the Baddest Man on the Planet is a -160 favorite with the last undisputed heavyweight champion Lewis listed at +120. This means you would have to bet $160 to make $100 with a Tyson victory while a $100 wager on a Lewis victory would net you $220.

Mike Tyson Next Opponent Odds

FighterCurrent Odds
Mike Tyson-135
Evander Holyfield-105

Odds as of March 11 at Bovada

FighterCurrent Odds
Mike Tyson-160
Lennox Lewis+120

Odds as of March 11 at Bovada

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Looking at the Tyson vs Holyfield odds, our sports betting calculator tells us that Tyson’s odds of -135 represent an implied win probability of 57.45 percent while Holyfield’s -105 odds have an implied win probability of 51.22.

Using our calculator for the Lewis match, Iron Mike’s -160 odds have an implied win probability of 61.54 percent with Lewis’s implied win probability at 45.45 percent.

Tyson vs Holyfield 3 Odds

Of course, in the mid-’90s, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield had a heated rivalry that led to two championship bouts with tempers boiling over in the second one. Holyfield knocked out Tyson in the first meeting in the 11th round to win the WBA heavyweight strap and “The Real Deal” also won the second scrap after Iron Mike bit his ear in the third round, leading to a disqualification.

According to DAZN, the two are expected to complete the trilogy in Dubai with a potential $200-million payout. Additionally, Holyfield has been training since Tyson fought Roy Jones in late November and is looking quite fit for a 58-year-old.

Tyson vs Lewis Odds

Perhaps a rematch 19 years in the making would spark your interest. It was June 2002 when Lewis earned The Ring magazine knockout of the year when he stopped Tyson in the eighth round to become the last undisputed heavyweight champion.

“The Lion” has said he’d be willing to step back in the ring for the first time since 2003 if the public was interested. Surely, seeing the revenue that Tyson/Jones and potentially Tyson/Holyfield will bring to the table can lure Lewis into putting the 12-ounce gloves on again.

There’s now potential that Iron Mike could avenge his losses to Holyfield and Lewis, which may make Buster Douglas a little uneasy if he gets called out too!

Mike Tyson Betting Odds History

A quick scan of Mike Tyson’s betting history and you will see that the lone time he was an underdog since he beat Larry Holmes came in his 2002 bout with Lennox Lewis. Surprisingly, he did open as a slight -105 underdog for his bout with Roy Jones Jr., though the betting community wasted no time buying him up to a -225 favorite, which is slightly shorter than his next-longest odds (-200) for his infamous second fight with Evander Holyfield.

If you’re too young to appreciate Mike Tyson, don’t feel bad – he hasn’t boxed professionally since 2005. The stories you may have heard of him are true, though. He brings with him a record of 50-6 with 44 of those wins coming by knockout, five by decision and one by disqualification.

Among his six losses, five were knockouts and the sixth is of course the biting incident disqualification. He also had two no contests.

Mike Tyson Method Of Victory History


Tyson didn’t get paid by the hour when he was in the ring. He was paid for the event and that showed in how little time he required to put his opponents away. As seen above, only five of his 56 pro fights went the distance, with two of those being non-title fights of 10 rounds as opposed to 12. Furthermore, only 16 of his fights reached the fifth round and he had 23 first-round knockouts!

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Mike Tyson Round Betting History

RoundsNumber of TimesRecord
1-33734-1 (2 no contests)

Mike Tyson Odds & Results History

DrawRoy Jones Jr. (Exhibition)-225Draw83:00
LossKevin McBride-800RTD63:00
LossDanny Williams-1400KO42:51
WinClifford Etienne-900KO10:49
LossLennox Lewis+175KO82:25
WinBrian NielsenN/ARTD63:00
NCAndrew Golota-375RTD33:00
WinLou SavareseN/ATKO10:38
WinJulius Francis-1600TKO21:03
NCOrlin Norris-1200DQ13:00
WinFrancois BothaN/AKO52:59
LossEvander Holyfield-200DQ33:00
LossEvander Holyfield-1800TKO110:37
WinBruce Seldon-2200TKO11:49
WinFrank Bruno-400TKO30:50
WinBuster Mathis Jr.-2500KO32:32
WinPeter McNeeley-2200DQ11:29
WinDonovan Ruddock-400UD123:00
WinDonovan Ruddock-500TKO72:22
WinAlex Stewart-950TKO12:27
WinHenry Tillman-2500KO12:47
LossBuster Douglas-4300KO101:22
WinCarl Williams-2000TKO11:33
WinFrank Bruno-750TKO52:55
WinMichael Spinks-400KO11:31
WinTony Tubbs-1400TKO22:54
WinLarry Holmes-800KO42:55

Is Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield 3 On The Horizon?

I will admit that when Tyson’s fight with Jones was announced, I was skeptical and worried about a 54-year-old man returning to the ring for the first time in 15 years after he previously said on Joe Rogan’s podcast that he didn’t want to box again. That said, he looked fairly good in that exhibition fight and although he didn’t go at 100 percent, he was in shape, he still had power and he kept his mind about him to not knock out Jones as he probably could have.

When it comes to Holyfield, he is four years Tyson’s senior and hasn’t competed since 2011. The rivalry between these two men is well known but since the last time they boxed, the two have buried the hatchet and Holyfield even appeared on Tyson’s podcast Hot Boxing. “The Real Deal” has expressed his interest in the trilogy with Tyson and has been active on social media in his preparation for a potential return to the boxing ring.

Tyson himself has said he wants to box again and Holyfield wants Tyson. I think it’s a no-brainer that these two will hook up again.