All the world is waiting for Mike Tyson’s next fight against Roy Jones Jr in 2021.
The iconic former heavyweight champion shocked the world last year when he returned to the ring at age 54 in an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr in November.
The exhibition fight was carried on pay-per-view and did far better than anyone had expected, with over 1.5 million purchases.
Tyson told Patrick Mouratoglou during his Instagram Live that once he announced that he would do his exhibition, everybody, all these other athletes, all wanted to get involved somehow.
He added, “We started Legends Only League, and it’s really interesting.”
Can’t Wait for Mike Tyson’s Next Fight
Michael Gerard Tyson retired from the sport after getting stopped by Kevin McBride in 2005.
One of the possible opponents is four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, who holds two wins over Tyson.
“This is the fight that must happen for both our legacies. The world is waiting and it is on you now. I am ready,” Holyfield said. As the result of Tyson’s recent return, Holyfield pushed hard for a third fight to happen this year.
During a recent interview, the former professional boxer discussed his goal of fighting again in the following months.
When he was asked if he put the gloves back on and fight again, Tyson replied yes, it would be better this time.
Last month, Mike Tyson had defended Dwyane Wade’s family against rapper Boosie Badazz about the transphobic comment on his daughter.
During an interview, the 38-year-old retired NBA player, Dwyane Wade appreciated Mike Tyson for speaking out against rapper Boosie Badazz who made transphobic comments about Dwyane’s daughter, Zaya.
Earlier in the summer, Boosie Badazz made an appearance on Mike’s Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast and talked about the transphobic comments he made about Dwyane’s 13-year-old daughter.
Mike Tyson Legends League
Mike has received a lot of requests from fighters who want to join his Legends Only League.
The pro boxer said, “Our first show was a record-breaker. Now everybody’s interested in being involved with our whole organization.”
The champion continued now everybody is interested in being involved with the whole organization. “It was interesting,” Tyson added, “I felt really good, I felt confident. I felt that I could do it again.”
Originally published at https://usdaynews.com on January 2, 2021.