Mike Tyson WILL return to the ring in September, with Lennox Lewis and Holyfield potential opponents
Mike Tyson WILL return to the ring in September for another fight, his coach Rafael Cordeiro confirms… with the once fierce rivals of 54-year-old Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield, both potential opponents
- Mike Tyson makes his second return to boxing by fighting in September
- The boxing legend will be 55 by the time he does his next exhibition fight
- His coach confirmed he is already training while a TV deal is being negotiated
- Former foes Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield are both possible opponents
Mike Tyson’s coach has confirmed that the heavyweight legend will return to the ring in September for another practice fight.
Tyson, 54, made a sensational comeback to boxing when he fought an eight-round fight against fellow ex-world champion Roy Jones Jr. last November.
The former heavyweight king, who turns 55 at the end of this month, has insisted that he continue to put on more exhibitions after that fight and is already in training for his next one.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson will fight again in September, his coach has confirmed
The 54-year-old made his comeback in the ring last November against Roy Jones Jr
His coach Rafael Cordeiro has revealed that negotiations are underway for a TV deal for Tyson’s next fight, which will take place in September. No opponent has been chosen yet His once fierce rivals Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield are both possibilities, as they have expressed an interest in stepping back into the ring.
‘We keep training. He is an athlete and is always training, here in the gym on pads. I think we’ll have something in September,” Tyson’s coach Cordeiro . said MMAFighting.com.
“I don’t know who because his company Legends Only League is working on it and negotiating a TV deal so they can announce a show, but we’re training. We’re going to fight in September.’
Tyson finished second in violent clashes against Lewis and Holyfield during his professional career, losing to the latter twice and by knockout to the former.
Tyson’s Former Foe Lennox Lewis Admitted He’d Meet Him In A Rematch If The Fans Wanted
Evander Holyfield (left, pictured with Jake Paul) has been training for nearly a year ahead of his comeback and has expressed a desire to take on Tyson in an exhibition match
He was first stripped of his world title by Holyfield in 1996 before losing to him in their rematch, which is notorious for Tyson biting a chunk out of his opponent’s ear and then being disqualified.
Six years after his first meeting with Holyfield, Tyson and Lewis collided in a massive heavyweight showdown for three world titles.
Lewis would brutally thrash Tyson in a one-sided fight that came to a close after the Briton landed a devastating right hand cross to leave ‘Iron Mike’ flat on the canvas on the eighth lap.
Despite the decisive finish, Tyson’s fight with Lewis is best remembered for the fiery build-up that led to both men throwing punches at one of the pre-fight press conferences.
In April, Tyson revealed that he had agreed to fight the former undisputed heavyweight champion in a rematch later this year, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Holyfield defeated Tyson via TKO in their first fight before claiming victory in the infamous rematch
Tyson was brutally knocked out by Lewis in their massive heavyweight showdown in 2002 show
Lewis hasn’t fought since beating Vitali Klitschko in 2003, but he admitted he would consider returning after 18 years to beat Tyson “if the fans wanted it.”
However, Holyfield, 58, is also keen to face Tyson after trying to secure an exhibition game against him during his comeback last year before a deal with Jones Jr was reached.
The ex-twoweight champion has been training for nearly a year before his return and announced that in June he would fight Kevin McBride – the man who ended Tyson’s famous career – on the undercard of Teofimo Lopez’s world title defense against George Kambosos Jr.
Tyson’s latest opponent Jones Jr, meanwhile, is also close to securing his next fight with former super-middleweight champion Carl Froch, who will come out of retirement to face the boxing legend later this year.