The Florida State Boxing Commission, who have been criticised for allowing the fight to take place, issued the ruling in the aftermath of the exhibition bout.
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Holyfield, who turns 59 next month, had stepped in as a late replacement for Oscar De La Hoya, 48, who pulled out of facing Belfort, 44, with coronavirus.
After failing to come to terms on a trilogy fight with Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson turned his attention to another former rival in the form of Lennox Lewis.
WBA, IBF and WBO champion AJ’s undisputed showdown with WBC king Fury is set to be announced in the coming week after it was revealed it would take place in Saudi Arabia this summer.
Holyfield, 58, has been retired from boxing for 10 years after becoming the first man ever to reign as undisputed world champion at both cruiserweight and heavyweight.
Tyson, 54, returned to boxing after 15 years of retirement last November for an exhibition bout with another ring legend in Roy Jones Jr.
Despite both being in their 50s, there has been hope that the pair would step in the ring against each other again after Tyson came out of retirement to face Roy Jones Jr in November.
Holyfield said last month that he had been in talks with Tyson over a rematch in Dubai later this year.
Holyfield admitted last month that he has been talking with rival Tyson about a legendary rematch in Dubai, which is reportedly valued at around £200 million.
The pair shared two famous battles in 1996 and 1997, but are now aged 58 and 54 respectively.
Holyfield beat Tyson in 1996 with an 11th-round stoppage before Tyson was disqualified in their rematch the following year.
Ukrainian legend Klitschko has been drafted into his training camp to help him prepare for a potential upcoming trilogy bout with Mike Tyson.
Holyfield and Tyson met in a highly-anticipated heavyweight championship rematch at the MGM Grand, one year after Holyfield had defeated Iron Mike with an 11th round stoppage at the same venue.
The 57-year-old former heavyweight world champion has announced he is looking to take part in exhibition bouts for charity and is in talks to fight old rival Tyson, who is making his own comeback.
Tyson has been teasing a comeback on social media over the past month and has said he would be open to fighting in four round exhibition bouts for charity.
Evander Holyfield appeared to be on course for a boxing comeback against Mike Tyson after he released more training footage on Tuesday.
Evander Holyfield is willing to step into the ring for a third time with Mike Tyson.
“I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring. I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause: #Unite4OurFight,” he wrote.
Evander Holyfield has touted Andy Ruiz Jr to rise again after losing his heavyweight belts to Anthony Joshua in their rematch earlier this month.
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