Tyson claims he has a BIGGER star than Holyfield lined up for bout

‘You’re not going to believe the names when it comes out’: Mike Tyson claims he has an even BIGGER star than Evander Holyfield lined up for charity comeback as he distances himself from a trilogy bout

  • Mike Tyson has said a bigger star than Evander Holyfield wants to fight him 
  • ‘Iron Mike’ is preparing for a return to boxing in an exhibition bout this year 
  • The 53-year-old says a whole host of names are interested in fighting him
  • Tyson has looked in phenomenal shape in video footage of his training 

Mike Tyson has revealed that an even bigger name star than Evander Holyfield has offered to fight him as the 53-year-old ramps up a highly-anticipated return to the ring. 

‘Iron Mike’ has been training ahead of a return to boxing, with the former heavyweight king expected to compete in exhibition bouts for charity later this year.

The identity of Tyson’s opponent is not yet known, but former foe Holyfield has expressed his desire to fight the American for a third time. 

Mike Tyson has revealed that an even bigger name than Evander Holyfield wants to fight him

‘Iron Mike’ has been in training ahead of his boxing return, with an exhibition bout lined up

However Tyson, who hung up his gloves in 2005 after a hugely successful 20-year career, has said that there are an array of names interested in fighting him, including one bigger than Holyfield. 

Asked by Lil Wayne on his Young Money Radio show, via Metro, whether Holyfield was the man he would face, Tyson said: ‘Na, na we got many guys. Listen we’ve got so many guys that want to do this man.

‘We’re in calls, we’re doing business with guys right now. You’re not going to believe the names when the names come out. Some time this week we’ll have the contract done. 

Former arch rival Holyfield has said he is keen to fight Tyson for a third time later this year

It is not yet known who Tyson will face, with proceeds from the fight going to charity

‘And whatever money we get, it’s going to somebody else. I’m not going to make any money – probably the company, my wife because she’s partners with me, she’ll make some probably. But my money is going [to charity].’

Tyson has looked in phenomenal shape while training for his return to the ring, with fans left gobsmacked by Iron Mike’s explosive speed and power. Tyson revealed he feels in great shape. 

‘I’m feeling better than I’ve ever felt in my life. God has been merciful to me man. I’m gonna get on with it, I’m looking good. Yo Wayne, I’m 230 [pounds] right now! 

‘Man I’m just getting ready you know, I’m just getting ready to help some people out who are less fortunate than me. I’m gonna do this charity event. 

‘I’m going to take this money and help these homeless and we’re going to help these addicted brothers. Because I’ve been homeless and I’ve been addicted so I know the struggle. Not many people have survived like I did.’ 

Former heavyweight star Shannon Briggs has thrown his name in the hat to face Tyson, but his opponent remains a mystery.  

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