Mike Tyson will fight also in 2021. He was back in the game just over a month ago, returning to the ring at 54 years-old, 15 seasons after his last competitive appearance, to play an exhibition match against the other great icon Roy Jones.
In an interview granted to Patrick Mouratoglou, the former World Heavyweight Champion said: "I want to continue doing public performances. Next time it will be even better than the event against Roy Jones. I feel good I am in great shape and I have received many requests from former athletes who want to move in exhibitions under the banner of the Legends Only League."
The American boxer founded the Legends Only League, a league in which former champions of the highest level will give life to unmissable sporting events. A possible tour around the world seems to materialize more and more, there is no shortage of requests: everyone wants to challenge Mike Tyson.
Vincenzo Cantatore has repeatedly stated that he is in contact with the US boxer's managers for a dispute at the Colosseum on 17 June. The most suggestive possible match would be the one against Evander Holyfield, the third act of a dispute that inflamed the 90s and which culminated in the famous ear bite.
Holyfield himself was very clear a few weeks ago: "The third challenge with Tyson has to happen because everyone wants it. We can't back down is a matter of pride and responsibility towards our fans. So I tell Mike to sign the contract as soon as possible.
The world is waiting for your decision and I am ready."
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Mike Tyson could fight in Italy in 2021! Tyson put on a great show facing Roy Jones Jr. in a historical exhibition match. The fascination of seeing an undisputed myth of boxing at work was immense and it was the American himself who declared he wanted to fight again.
Now many boxers are expressing the desire to face Tyson. One is the Italian Vincenzo Cantatore. During an interview he said: "We made contact with Tyson's entourage. Soon my wife and I will fly to the USA too. There is a general agreement to sign contracts and set a date for the meeting which could be June 17 in Rome.
We already have in mind a training program around Italy to allow everyone to experience the atmosphere of this meeting. I hope that Tyson's presence can also relaunch tourism in our country: I'd like this initiative to be a kind of rebirth after the pandemic.
I don't want to start a second career, I just have the desire to face my myth. It doesn't seem real to me, I'm experiencing sensations that warm my heart. For training I will be followed by great professionals and I will have to go to a retreat.
I'll need four or five months of work. I currently weigh 94 kg but the important thing will be to get to the match in the best conditions. We will fight at the Colosseum." Mike Tyson, just for the match he played, said: "I stopped the vegan diet to cope with the heavy workouts I underwent.
This diet did not give me the strength to provide me with stamina and maximum energy. Today I only eat meat, preferably moose and bison. It's all stuff that makes me feel in shape." Mike Tyson said this speaking of the match exhibition next Saturday, November 28, in the ring of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the home of the Lakers, and on the distance of the eight shots from two minutes, against other former boxing champion Roy Jones.
Now half of America discusses it, involving nutritionists, diehard vegan dieters and even specialists who explain how it is possible that two contenders who add 105 years in two can compete against each other. Mike Tyson is ready for the match that will see him protagonist in the ring of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the home of the Lakers, and on the distance of eight two-minute shots, against the other boxing champion Roy Jones.
Half of America is discussing it on the topic of diet, involving nutritionists, diehard vegan dieters and even specialists who explain how it is possible that two contenders who add 105 years in two years together.