After a highly anticipated comeback, which became one of the biggest events of 2020, Mike Tyson has confirmed his intentions to fight in the ring again. At 54, the former heavyweight champion looks set to put on another boxing display anytime soon.
After returning to the activity last November, in an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Iron Mike declared that he has in mind to do it again.
Her confession came during an interview via Instagram Live with French coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach, who asked her if she would put the gloves back on. “Yes absolutely. And I’ll do better this time, “Tyson replied.
While Tyson’s fight against Roy Jones Jr. – who won four world titles in different categories and in the 1990s was voted “Fighter of the Decade” by the Boxing Writers Association of America – ended in a draw, Iron Mike It proved that it can still put on shows.
Mike Tyson retired from professional boxing in 2006 but enjoyed his return to the ring very much and, in his words, was so comfortable that he plans to repeat the experience: “It was interesting. I felt really good, I felt confident. I felt like I could do it again. “
Many fans were happy to see him in action again, and his event had a staggering 1.6 million Pay Per View (PPV) purchases.
Now fans are looking forward to his fight with Evander Holyfield, who Tyson bit his right ear in 1997. It would be the third time he would face each other after the Real Deal beat him by TKO in 1996 and disqualification for another year. late, in one of the strangest and most controversial matches in history.
“Roy Jones Jr. was a good local opponent for Mike, but a fight with me would be a world event and the only fight anyone wants to see is between us. There is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t make it happen, ”Holyfield stated. (GG) (Infobae)