Mike Tyson wants to step up inside the ring again. Aged 54, Tyson appeared comfortable as he boxed his 51-year-old adversary, Roy Jones Jr. That said, a trilogy fight against Evander Holyfield might be knocking at his door next.
Tyson’s Legends Only League vows to bring back veterans from retirement, and Holyfield (58) wants to return.
Mike Tyson has already hinted at the fight. However, he pointed at a possible hurdle. As per Tyson, he and Holyfield want to do it, but it’s the business associates that have impeded them.
After a glorious event against Roy Jones Jr, ‘Iron’ Mike shed light on the Holyfield fight at the press conference. He didn’t promise the bout, but he appeared slightly optimistic about it.
Tyson said, “I don’t know maybe Evander needs to talk to me. Because every time my business associates talk to his business associate, it doesn’t turn out well. So, I don’t know if these guys will…You can see what we made tonight.”
He continued, “If these guys really cared about the welfare of Evander, they would have had this fight with Evander. Or maybe we could do another. But whoever is handling, it totally wrong.”
If Holyfield doesn’t step up for Tyson, it still leaves plenty of other names for the former champion. There are several fighters that have aspired to fight him. So, ‘Iron’ will never run out of opponents willing to share the ring with him.
What’s next for Mike Tyson?
Tyson’s exhibition fights can bring back Shannon Briggs into the mix. The Brownsville native has been hunting for the matchup for months. He was one of the first men to offer a challenge to Tyson when the heavyweight stalwart decided to return. Now, as Tyson is finally done with Roy, ‘Cannon’ can be his next adversary.
Apart from Briggs, the active heavyweights likely Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua can also be legitimate options. Earlier, Tyson Fury was touted to be Mike Tyson’s opponent. So, it is still a valid option. Who do you think Mike Tyson will box next?.