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Rumour: Metroid Prime Trilogy For Switch Ready To Go, According To Industry Insider

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We’ve got an update on the long-rumoured Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster that’s supposedly heading to Nintendo Switch.

According to the proven industry insider and VentureBeat journalist, Jeff Grubb, the development of the Switch version has already been completed and it’s now just a matter of Nintendo finding the “right time” to release it.

On this week’s episode of the Giant Bomb show (pay wall), the source of the latest update said the video game giant is waiting for best moment to reveal and release the trilogy – with the pandemic still causing some problems along with the delay of Metroid Prime 4.

Here’s exactly what Jeff had to say (thanks, VGC):

“The game is done and Nintendo is holding it. I think Metroid Prime trilogy is done and whether or not Nintendo releases it now or later depends on other factors… I think that game is sitting in their pocket for whenever Nintendo decides it’s the right time, and Nintendo’s done this a lot recently so it’s not unusual, it’s not a sign of some bad thing happening, it’s not a sign of a lack of faith in Metroid… Nintendo can afford [to sit on it] and that’s how they’re treating it.”

“I think a big problem for Nintendo for quite some time during the pandemic was QA… I think Nintendo was focusing its quality assurance resources on one or two big projects at a time and that meant that some games that were basically finished were sitting on the side, while they had their lockdown secure QA processes focused on one or two more important games… Japan is still dealing with these issues so I don’t think those processes are going to open up any time soon.”

“The other factor for Metroid Prime Trilogy is that it’s definitely going to be a marketing beat for Metroid Prime 4, almost certainly. So right now we’re getting Metroid Dread this year and then I would imagine that Metroid Prime trilogy is something they’ll release close to the release of Metroid Prime 4, whenever that is.”

Back in 2019 the Game Informer senior editor at the time, Imran Khan, said the trilogy collection for Switch had been “long done” and also hinted how there was “more Metroid stuff” to anticipate. This was followed by a Swedish retailer listing the trilogy in May last year.

More recently, the former lead designer on all three Metroid Prime games shared their own thoughts about the trilogy coming to the Nintendo Switch and thought it was unlikely to happen. This response didn’t go down well with some people within the Metroid community.

Do you think we’ll ever see the Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch? Leave a comment down below.

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Star Wars reboot: Is the sequel trilogy being rebooted?

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Star Wars returned to the big screen in 2015 with The Force Awakens, the first film in the series since 2005. It was followed up in 2017 and 2019 with The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker respectively. However, many fans of the Star Wars series were not happy with how the series ended, as it killed off Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), saw Rey (Daisy Ridley) taking on the Skywalker name, and brought back Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). Since then, rumours have surfaced online that the sequel trilogy will be scrapped so the series can be rebooted.

Is Star Wars going to be rebooted?

At the moment, we don’t know.

Disney and Lucasfilm have not publicly said anything about changing the timeline of Star Wars, but it is very unlikely.

Despite this, Star Wars “leakers” such as Doomcock and Mike Zeroh seem convinced that the series is going through a change behind the scenes.

With that said, their “sources” have never been verified, and their information has not always been correct, so it would be wise to accept their leaks with a large grain of salt.

Doomcock in particular spoke out in a video earlier this year claiming the series’ next film will utilise time travel to change the events of The Rise of Skywalker.

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Doomcock said: “The first scenario is a kind of soft reboot of the sequel trilogy, and is by far the worst option on the table. In this scenario, [Disney]  use the ‘Veil of the Force’ to go back in time and warn Luke not to try and kill Ben Solo.”

This “scenario” would stop Ben Solo from becoming Kylo Ren, therefore stopping the events of the sequel trilogy.

Another theory Doomcock had was that Disney would produce a Luke Skywalker movie set ten years after the events of Return of the Jedi, once again changing the course of the sequel trilogy.

The YouTuber also claimed Disney Plus could see the sequel trilogy remade into a 10-part mini-series.

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Doomcock said: “If [Disney] were to remake the sequel trilogy… the sequel trilogy would be remade exclusively for Disney Plus, according to my source. With a story being spread out between eight-to-ten mini-series, and three seasons of full series.”

Meanwhile, another noted Star Wars leaker, Zeroh, claims the story of Rey will be continued in an upcoming series as well.

The Disney Plus show, which Zeroh didn’t name, is said to show Rey with a son named Cade Skywalker, a child she gave birth to through the Force (much like how Anakin Skywalker was born).

He also said Brie Larson would be appearing in a new Disney Plus series that focuses on a new character, Maeve.

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Star Wars reboot: Will Rey and Kylo Ren’s stories be changed? (Image: DISNEY • LUCASFILM)

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Zeroh said Maeve will be a new kind of Jedi who is stronger than both Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker combined.

On this supposed series, Zeroh added: “Maeve is set to go on a journey to find an ancient Force power that is stronger than the light and dark side of the Force … Maeve is set to discover and obtain and learn about it in this new show.”

He has since claimed Brie has been “fired” from her new role.

Both leakers have also claimed original Star Wars director George Lucas will be returning to the helm of the movies.

Lucas hasn’t directed a Star Wars film since 2005’s Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

If Lucas were to make a return to the series as director, fans might expect him to bring some of the magic he used in the original trilogy, and the prequel trilogy.

However, these reports are also unconfirmed as of yet and no new Star Wars films have been announced just yet.

For now, the next Star Wars property comes in the form of Kenobi, the Obi-Wan-based series, which is due for release in 2022.

The Star Wars films are available on Disney Plus now.

Author: Callum Crumlish
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Fear Street Part 1 1994 review: Netflix slasher trilogy starts strong with a must-see film

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 trailer released on Netflix

Netflix are trying something different this year. This week marks the release of Fear Street Part 1: 1994, the first of three films set in Goosebumps author RL Stine’s fictional town of Shadyside. Later this month the story of the town’s murders continue in Fear Street Part 2: 1978 and Fear Street Part 3: 1666. The introduction to the series in 1994, however, is fantastic.

Deena (played by Kiana Madeira) is heartbroken after breaking up with her girlfriend, Sam (Olivia Scott Welch), and is struggling to get over the failed relationship.

Her disappointment crescendos when she sees Sam with a new boyfriend at a local football game between her school and their rivals from neighbouring town Sunnyvale. She doesn’t have too long to worry though, as a murderous high-schooler sends the entire town into chaos.

Before long, it is up to Sam, Deena, her brother Josh (Benjamin Flores Jr), and their friends Kate (Julia Rehwald) and Simon (Fred Hechinger) to figure out the mystery behind the vicious Skull Mask Killer that pursues them.

What follows is a gripping look into the horror genre, complete with a number of cliches that are treated with respect rather than obligation.

It quickly becomes evident that Fear Street Part 1: 1994 wears its inspirations on its sleeve, creating something fans of the scene will love.

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Fear Street Part 1 1994 review: The first entry into the trilogy is great fun (Image: NETFLIX)

Killers of all kinds are given their spotlight in the movie, all of which have direct inspirations no doubt taken from some of the greats.

The Skull Mask Killer almost seems ripped straight from the Scream franchise, as the frantic murderer wields nothing more than a serrated blade to slaughter his victims.

Meanwhile, the supernatural nature of the killers that follow the gang feels a little more like the Nightmare on Elm Street series.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 does feel somewhat different, though. It has that sort of Netflix sheen draped over it. The almost overuse of ’90s music adds to the overall sickly-sweet pastiche, and the comparisons to Netflix’s heavy-hitter Stranger Things are endless – mostly in a good way.

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Fear Street Part 1 1994 review: Maya Hawke’s role is short but sweet (Image: NETFLIX)

Most notably, however, Fear Street Part 1: 1994 is a really good looking movie. Between moments of bright neon and dark forests, the style and direction of each scene are beautiful. Real care and effort have been put into this picture. 

The aforementioned echoes of classic horror films are of course tied together with a healthy dose of violence, blood, gore, and brutality.

With that said, there are not a lot of examples of pulpy death scenes that horror fans have come to expect.

In fact, most of the film’s time is spent trying to figure out the backstory of the Fear Street witch, Sarah Fier.

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Fear Street Part 1 1994 review: The supernatural plot is enticing (Image: NETFLIX)

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Considering the film is billed as a neon-clad slasher flick, the final product doesn’t reflect that exactly.

Despite this, the haunting tale of a long-forgotten local witch is expanded upon further with stories of murderous teenagers in Shadyside throughout the ages (no doubt nods to the upcoming films, 1978 and 1666) – and this entire portion of Fear Street Part 1: 1994 is really interesting.

While the overall plot of the movie is enticing, the dialogue leaves a lot to be desired. Some lines prompt vigorous eye-rolls and others beget amnesia. Combine some of this unavailing dialogue with a dull and staggered will-they-won’t-they relationship, and you have the worst parts of the film.

In spite of these shortcomings, most of the film’s plot has an indelible pace that really holds its own.

That is, until its last major scenes.

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Fear Street Part 1 1994 review: The film looks fantastic throughout (Image: NETFLIX)

The final 20-or-so minutes of Fear Street Part 1: 1994 are dedicated to setting up the film’s already-shot sequel, Fear Street Part 2: 1978.

Ultimately, this is totally fine. Viewers will only have to wait a week for their next instalment, but it does give a bit of an unwanted peek behind the curtain. It makes the entire experience feel like a marketing ploy by Netflix (which, it obviously is, but this is where the seams start to show the most).


Fear Street Part 1: 1994 is a thrilling slasher film for the Stranger Things generation. Extra effort has been put into the dark and mysterious backstory of the town and the characters themselves, rather than cliched “horror” tropes of the genre. The result is a film that feels fresh, thrilling, and has a passable dose of the genre’s required moments. For the most part, the dialogue isn’t spectacular, and will probably leave viewers cringing – but isn’t that all part of the charm? Ultimately, fans will be dying to see the next entry to the Fear Street trilogy. 

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 is out now.

Fear Street Part 2: 1978 hits Netflix on July 9, 2021. 

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Tyson Fury's father John warns against Deontay Wilder trilogy fight: 'It's a mistake'

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Tyson Fury’s decision to walk away from an all-British heavyweight title clash to face Deontay Wilder in a WBC-ordered trilogy fight has been strongly criticised by Fury’s own father.

John Fury has been a prominent figure in Tyson’s rise to the top of heavyweight boxing, but while Fury was out in Las Vegas signing a fight contract to face Wilder for a third time, his father was back home in Withenshaw in disbelief at how things had changed.

“While I’m alive and while I’m fit and able, I want to do the best I can for Tommy, and Tyson,” he told BT Sport in a candid interview.

“But Tyson, obviously, is in a different league now. Twenty-thousand ‘yes men’ round him. 

“This is what happens when you get to the top. There’s lot of leeches out there, a lot of hangers on. 

“You can see what’s happening out there in America with him. Appalling work, to be honest with you. 

“That’s just my opinion. But I’m straightforward. That’s Tyson’s business, he’s over 21. It’s up to him.”

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Fatherly advice: John Fury told Tyson Fury to ditch his WBC title and fight Anthony Joshua (Image: @BTSPORTBOXING / GETTY)

Fury Sr. then went on to explain that he was far from comfortable with the way his son’s affairs have been handled during the last few weeks, when an arbitration court ruled that Wilder was contractually due a third fight with WBC champ Fury.

And with the WBC ordering the bout as a result of the verdict, failure to comply would likely have resulted in his WBC world title being stripped.

But “Big John” said the sequence of events that led to Tyson signing on for a third bout and in the process walking away from potentially the biggest heavyweight title fight in history left him feeling cold.

“It’s diabolical, isn’t it?” he said. 

“You’re geared up to fight one man and all of a sudden, on the 11th hour, it’s all sorted in 24 hours. 

“He’s signing contracts in the hall of a boxing venue. They’re around him like locusts. 

“I think to myself, ‘How can you think straight with all that around you?’

“For my money, it’s a mistake. It’s a mistake, but he can blame his team, can’t he? No one else.”

The major issue for Fury Sr. was the speed at which everything seemed to happen, as he revealed that his implored his son to relinquish the WBC title and walk away from the Wilder fight to continue on his path to face Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 14.

“Anything rushed is no good, and that’s been rushed,” he stated. 

“He was fighting AJ. I wanted him to fight AJ. I’ve no interest in Deontay Wilder, so why has he got to fight Wilder? 

“I told him on a phone conversation, ‘Chuck the belt in the bin. Let ’em have it. Come back and fight AJ on the 14th of August, like was planned.’

“But who am I? I’m nobody, unfortunately. A voice that only a certain amount of people hear. 

“And because you don’t drive a Rolls Royce or live in a castle, it falls on deaf ears, doesn’t it?

“You can be an idiot and an imbecile, and come out with a big setup and they listen to you, don’t they? That’s unfortunately the case.”

Fury Sr. said that suggestions from Joshua’s camp that Fury was never interested in the fight were “rubbish,” and went on to reveal major misgivings over the trilogy fight with Wilder.

“I’m just concerned whether Tyson can raise his game for Wilder,” he said. 

“Whether he gets complacent, makes a mistake, I dunno. It’s got every chance of going wrong out there.

“Because I don’t like how it’s been handled. It’s been badly handled and that’s just my opinion, no-one else’s. “Tyson knows what he’s doing. But I said, ‘Get back on a plane. Let’s have a look at the situation proper. Let’s assess it.’ 

“But there’s no bright lights and glitz here. Withenshaw. 

“What would you do? Wanna be in Vegas or Withenshaw? 

“But let me tell you, if you want to keep your WBC belt, you’re better in Withenshaw.

“I just feel like they’ve done it all wrong. 

“On the 11th hour, and everybody knew about the arbitration. 

“I was told the arbitration was under control – it’s not a problem. All of a sudden at the 11th hour, it is a problem.

“It’s madness, but the only problem is, it’s madness, and my son’s caught up in the middle of it. 

“And I’m not a happy man, about any of it.”

Fury Sr. also warned those who simply think the latest goings-on will delay the inevitable title clash between the two Brits as he revealed his assessment of the two new matchups that are likely to take place this summer.

“Both men could get beat,” he stated. 

“AJ could get beat, so could Tyson. “Because both men could get complacent thinking about one another, and all of a sudden you’re doing something else. 

“You’re geared up to fight one another in the biggest fight in history. And, all of a sudden, what have we got? Two warm-up fights in between. 

“I’ve said a lot. I’ve said this, I’ve said that. But it’s all business, it’s all building a fight. But now this is serious. 

“You know, I’d say, ‘Keep your WBC belt, I’m out of here. I’m fighting AJ, with the belt or without it.’ 

“And I’m sure people still want it.”

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Tyson Fury delivers message to Deontay Wilder after signing contract for trilogy fight

Tyson Fury will now face Deontay Wilder in a WBC heavyweight title trilogy fight after “The Gypsy King” signed a contract to face “The Bronze Bomber” for a third time.

Footage of Fury signing the fight contract was shown live during the ESPN+ broadcast of the Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Taylor title fight in the States, as the WBC champion upheld his side of the agreement after an arbitration court ruled that Wilder was contractually due a trilogy fight following Fury’s seventh-round TKO victory in February 2020.

The pair fought to a controversial split draw when they first met in December 2018, as Fury got up off the canvas late on to take the fight the distance after appearing to outbox knockout artist Wilder for much of the contest.

That fight demanded a rematch, and the pair met for the second time in 2020, where Fury dominated the bout before eventually stopping the American to capture the WBC heavyweight title.

With Fury holding the WBC belt and fellow Brit Anthony Joshua holding the remaining heavyweight titles, the clamour for a unification bout began immediately, with the pair eventually signing a two-fight deal to face each other.

But, hot on the heels of the announcement that Fury and Joshua would meet in a titanic unification bout in Saudi Arabia on August 14, news emerged that an arbitration court had ruled that Wilder’s claim for a trilogy fight should be upheld.

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Fury then asked his entourage, “Are you sure now? Or shall we hijack our way out of here and go to Saudi Arabia and fight somebody else?

“I will sign here, as a man.”

After putting pen to paper, Fury then turned to the camera and delivered a message direct to Wilder as he vowed to finish him once again. 

“Wilder! Contract’s signed. You’re getting smashed!” he said. 

“When I say smashed I mean smash, smash, smash! Bang! 

“You’ll get knocked out! End of! One round! You’re going. 

“I’ve got your soul, your mojo, everything. I own you! Super smashed!”

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Conor McGregor's key advantage over Dustin Poirier explained ahead of UFC 264 trilogy bout

Hardy also gave his opinion on the status of the UFC lightweight division as the 155-pound class looks to move on following the retirement of undefeated, undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Brazilian submission specialist Charles Oliveira and American former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler are set to do battle for the vacant championship on Saturday night at UFC 262 in Houston, Texas.

But while those two athletes would give the division a fresh new champion, Hardy explained that, if McGregor, Poirier or fellow former interim champion Justin Gaethje became champ, it would actually devalue the division in a sense, due to Khabib’s prior submission finishes of the trio in past title fights.

“Who’s gonna compare to Khabib? That’s the problem that we’ve gotten (to),” said Hardy. 

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UFC flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko

Fresh off a sensational win over Jessica Andrade at UFC 261, flyweight champion Valentina Schevchenko is eyeing fights with two-division champion Amanda Nunes in a trilogy bout or the recently dethroned Zhang Weili.

Of the two prospective punch-ups, it seems that MMA enthusiasts should not get their hopes up about the Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian facing her two-time Brazilian nemesis Nunes any time soon if president Dana White has anything to do with it.

Broached on the subject of a superfight between the two brawlers, UFC supremo White insisted they should have “their own legacies”.

“They fought a couple of times,” White told MMA Junkie after the sold-out Jacksonville card. “People can think whatever they want. There’s always going to be somebody else coming up [to challenge Shevchenko].

“There’s always a new contender. It’s not Valentina’s fault that she’s one of the all-time baddest women on this planet. So making her move up to 135 pounds just doesn’t make sense when she did it twice,” he added, in reference to Shevchenko challenging for Nunes’ bantamweight strap.

Admitting that it’s “not something” he is thinking about putting on, White revealed that he’d try to make a meeting happen if both of the fighters expressed a preference to face one another in the octagon.

Shevchenko echoes his sentiments. “If everything is going to be the same way [and] she continues to be successful and for me it’s the same, it’s going to happen naturally, without someone forcing it,” Shevchenko told MMA Junkie of a third clash with Nunes.

“When… this is the only one fight to make happen, I think it’s going to be even bigger then.”

Asked when she would fight again, Shevchenko answered: “End of summer”.

“I think that way I will have time to travel, to discover more places [and have] more interesting stuff to do and then prepare for the fight,” she went on, while opening the door to taking on recently-dethroned strawweight queen Zhang Weili.

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“If she wants to go to 125, who can stop her? Nobody can stop her. It’s her decision. It’s the same with Jessica Andrade.

“But she will have to have her fight to claim she’s ready for a title fight. This is how it’s supposed to be – but yeah, [I’m open to it].

“I assume she’s going to have a rematch with Rose [Namajunas] so that is what is going to be the next step. And after that, it is probably going to be something they will think about.”

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Review: Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack – A Nicely Crafted RPG Marathon

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Practically speaking, the Atelier series is probably among the best collection of RPGs that you’ve never played. This low-key and generally bubbly franchise seems like it hasn’t quite managed to shatter that ‘glass ceiling’ into mainstream appeal, but that hasn’t stopped Gust from lovingly improving upon the core gameplay over the decades. Though Atelier Ryza is all the rage right now the Mysterious trilogy that preceded it had a lot going for it, and it deserves a good look now that it’s all on the Switch as Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack, or as individual downloads. The DX versions for all three titles offer up the definitive experience for each game, making for a collection that appeals to both newcomers and long-time fans.

The Atelier series is known for its smaller scale, more character driven stories, and that storytelling style is present here in all three Mysterious games. It’s never about saving the world or killing a god or overthrowing an oppressive regime, but rather overcoming simple goals or solving intriguing mysteries. Atelier Firis, for example, follows our titular character’s quest to explore the world beyond the cave she was raised in, and to hopefully pass an exam that would certify her as an alchemist. Atelier Sophie, on the other hand, centres its plot around a magical talking book Sophie finds which gains more memories as she writes new recipes into its pages.

Dustin Poirier inks deal to meet UFC knockout victim

A third fight between top-ranked UFC lightweights Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier appeared to move a step closer on Friday amid reports that Poirier has signed his bout agreement for what promises to be a telling rubber match.

According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Poirier has signed his contract for the second sequel in their seven-year long rivalry for a bout expected to take place at UFC 264 on July 10.

That will come just months after their second meeting in January, when Louisiana’s Poirier became the first man to defeat McGregor by strikes in either mixed martial arts or the Irishman’s sole professional boxing match, which came against Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.

McGregor has yet to sign his contract but sources close to the matter state that he has all but agreed to do so, after he almost immediately indicated his interest in a third fight following his defeat at UFC 257.

The Dubliner was victorious in their first fight in 2014, besting Poirier by first-round TKO in a featherweight contest.

There is little indication yet as to where the fight might take place, though it appears likely that it will be housed in a venue which will allow fans to attend.

The UFC has recently announced the reintroduction of fan attendance at upcoming events in Jacksonville, Florida and Houston, Texas.

The fight is expected to be among the most lucrative in UFC history, with Poirier chasing McGregor instead of an opportunity to win the vacant UFC lightweight world title – with his spot in that fight going to Michael Chandler, who will face the surging Charles Oliveira later this year.

The winner of McGregor vs. Poirier III will almost certainly be thrust into contention to face the winner of the Chandler-Oliveira bout.

The UFC has yet to officially announce the bout but further word is expected once McGregor and the UFC agree on terms. Promotion president Dana White had confirmed at a recent press conference that talks were underway.

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Mike Tyson ‘turns down $25mn offer to fight Evander Holyfield’ as deal for trilogy between heavyweight icons ‘falls apart’

Boxing fans hoping to see veteran legends Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield run it back more than two decades after the pair last fought appear to have had their wishes dashed after Tyson reportedly rejected a deal for the bout.

Speculation had been mounting that Tyson, 54, and fellow former world heavyweight champion Holyfield, 58, could return to the ring this summer to finish what they started with a pair of fights in the 1990s.

Representatives for the pair are said to have been in talks since Tyson made his comeback for an exhibition contest with Roy Jones Jr last November, which was deemed a commercial success by organizers.
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Holyfield, who last stepped into the ring competitively in 2011, had also teased fans with footage of himself in training in the hopes that he would step between the ropes with ‘Iron Mike’ once more.

But those chances now appear to have been ruined, according to an announcement by Holyfield’s team on Monday.

“We thought this was a done deal but it quickly fell apart when Tyson’s people declined all offers,” said Holyfield’s manager, Kris Lawrence.

“We were negotiating in good faith all along and it appears we just ended up wasting our time.”   

According to Holyfield’s representatives, Tyson and his team had rejected a $ 25 million guarantee to step into the ring on May 29 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Tyson appeared to indicate his frustrations over the weekend when he posted an angry message that he would never again work with Triller – the platform which put on his comeback contest with Jones Jr.

“I am a partner in Legends Only League and my next event is with my league,” Tyson wrote.  

“I will never do another event or any business with Triller so anyone misrepresenting that they own the rights to my name or my next event isn’t true. I am not with or ever will be with Triller’s Fight Club.”

Tyson still appears intent on capitalizing on the lucrative market for exhibition bouts and the clout that his name still commands among fans. 

Reports varied on how much Tyson made from dusting off his gloves against Jones Jr, but some estimates put the figure at $ 10 million. 

Interest in bout with Holyfield – with whom Tyson shared one of the most infamous episodes ever seen in a boxing ring when he bit off a chunk of his rival’s ear during their second fight in 1997 – would likely have been even higher, not least with fans returning to arenas across the US. 

However, it now appears that Tyson will have to cast his net elsewhere for his next opponent on the comeback trail.  


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