Legendary boxer Mike Tyson has recently announced that he is looking to come out of retirement. Tyson got mouths watering regarding a potential opponent by stating “You’re not going to believe the names when the names come out” on the Lil Wayne podcast. At 53 years of age, Tyson’s return has led to mixed responses from the fighting community, with many worrying for his health if he is to step back into the ring. Despite this, considering the fact that Tyson has said the bout will be for charity, a return for ‘Iron Mike’ could put a smile on everyone’s face. The question comes over where will fans be able to watch the legend, will it be in a familiar boxing ring, or will fans be treated to some Mike Tyson bare-knuckle madness.
Mike Tyson’s potential next opponent
There is plenty of speculation over who Tyson shall face, with his former rival and ex-heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield revealing that he would be open to competing in an infamous trilogy. However, considering the fact that Tyson retired fifteen years ago, some believe a more unorthodox bout could be on the cards. Tyson released a video of him training with UFC alumni Henry Cejudo and Vitor Belford, meaning that a delve into a fight without the restrictions of the Queensbury rules could certainly appeal to the New Yorker. Tyson has already entered into the world of MMA, partnering up with the PFL, so there’s nothing stopping him from doing it again.
No Gloves? No Problem.
Bare Knuckle FC has reportedly offered Tyson twenty million dollars to fight MMA legend Wanderlei Silva. Silva is known as one of the most violent fighters to ever step into the octagon and is one of the only other competitors who can conceivably match Tyson’s beautiful insanity inside a ring. Silva is a former PRIDE middleweight champion and boasts 27 KO/TKO victories.
Although facing off in a more brutal sport may intimidate some men, Tyson believes that he is the ‘most brutal and vicious, and most ruthless champion there’s ever been’. If Tyson truly wants to test himself and give the fans a spectacle that nobody will be forgetting in a hurry, perhaps accepting this left-field offer would be a great move for the legend himself.
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