At 53, Mike Tyson is not KO. Far from there. The sulphurous boxer has even just taken all his fans by surprise by announcing his big return to the rings. The New Yorker had not put on his gloves for nearly 15 years, the date of a stinging defeat against Kevin McBride, as recalled by our colleagues from Parisian, Sunday, May 24.
“I am in the best shape of my life. God has been merciful to me. I will continue like this, I feel good. I’m 104 pounds now. I’m getting ready, you know. I am preparing to help those who have been less fortunate than me. I’m going to do it, this charity fight, “said the sportsman to rapper Lil Wayne, who interviewed him as part of his Young Money Radio Show.
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The terror of the rings – the ear of Evander Holyfield probably remembers it still – intends to pay the fruits of this future fight to the most underprivileged. “I’m going to take this money and help the homeless and those who are addicted, because I was homeless and I was addicted,” said the American icon.
For the moment, no information has filtered concerning the name of the future opponent of Tyson. Only one thing is certain: it will be a big name in boxing. “There are so many people who want to play this game,” says the one who plays in the heavyweight category. And “Iron Mike”, by communicating well, to give mouth water to his fans: “You will not come back when we make them public. “