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Mike Tyson ready for another fight

The boxing legend has announced that he wants to put the gloves back on in 2021 to fight in the South of France. At 54, the media champion has just made a success of his return between the ropes.

The boxing legend has announced that he wants to put the gloves back on in 2021 to fight in the South of France. At 54, the media champion has just made a success of his return between the ropes.

(AFP) – Coming out of his successful comeback against Roy Jones Jr (punctuated by a draw), heavyweight legend Mike Tyson said he wanted to continue boxing next year. And to discuss the possibility of a fight in the South of France. “My body is gorgeous, I’m going to make it fight a little harder. I want to continue this momentum. Maybe we’ll do something in the south of France – Monaco or Saint-Tropez – with a European fighter, ”said Tyson. And that when he had just delivered a fight at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Many are speculating on the identity of his potential next opponent. It could be the former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield, who beat him twice (1996 and 1997). Their last meeting resulted in various bites of the ears which remained in the memories and which caused the disqualification of Tyson. But the name of Lennox lewis is another possibility. He too was a former world heavyweight champion and he too beat Tyson in a title defense in 2002. British by nationality, he could join the project.

“I believe we have broken all pay-per-view records for a night of boxing. I just want to keep doing this from a humanitarian point of view, ”said the ring star, whose return at 54, is driven by a desire to help the homeless and drug addicts by raising money. money with this kind of fights exhibitions.

Referring to the eight rounds against Jones Jr, 51, Tyson admitted to being “happy not to have been knocked out”, despite having dominated the proceedings. “I owe it to the very hard training I had, my sparrings (training partners, Editor’s note) kicked my buttocks. They beat me to death, I didn’t take anything for granted. So I could have done everything better, yes, but I intend to do it at the next exhibition ”, he promised.

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