Evander Holyfield could defend the heavyweight title against Mike Tyson in January, February or March--or not at all.
"This is not a typical postponement situation because Indianapolis has to be reckoned with," said Seth Abraham, president of Time Warner Sports, whose TVKO is to handle the pay-per-view and closed-circuit telecast of the fight.
The bout, scheduled for Nov. 8 at Caesars Palace, was postponed last Friday because of a rib injury to Tyson, who is to go on trial on rape and related charges on Jan. 27 in Indianapolis.
Regarding a new date for the fight, promoter Dan Duva said there are two choices.
"One, schedule the fight in January and wait until another motion is heard to reschedule the trial," he said.
Should the trial be pushed back, then the fight could be pushed back to February or March. If that happens, then Holyfield would have a fight before meeting Tyson. This would be an added risk because of the possibility of injury or an upset.