2020 is out of control. . .
Monday afternoon, Mike Tyson posted a clip of himself on the gram, announcing his official return to boxing. For the last month, this has been ramblings within the sports world, as chatter has been that Iron Mike is looking for one last comeback. Last week, it was reported, that Tyson was offered $20 million for bout with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
Thankfully, he declined the offer, but we’re hearing he’s being offered quadruple those numbers. Eddie Hearn, of Match Room Boxing, has been looking to pair him up with Anthony Joshua, offering upwards of $70 million for a bout to start. This is eye-raising, considering the UK sports agency would put Joshua up against a soon-to-be 54-year-old Iron Mike.
Considering Hearn is still avoiding Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, this has been one of first rumors we heard all the way back in March. Speaking of which, Premiere Boxing Champions, is also looking to get in on the action; as they’ve put together a proposal for a fight with Deontay Wilder (which could earn the winner a little under $100 million).
This would be the main attraction fans would look to in our opinion, considering Tyson would have his best shot at winning against Deontay. With Wilder losing to the King of Boxing, Tyson Fury, in February, he no longer has the pressure of remaining undefeated. Then we have the last, rumor, which surfaced some on sports media.
The final plan, we’re hearing from insiders, is that an official Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield III fight will be happening. Shockingly, Holyfield has kept his body in-tact, while Iron Mike has maintained his speed. This is the biggest money-maker we believe that will happen, as both will be having a rematch after their last bout dating all the way back to 1997.
The Joshua fight would be best for him to take, if this was 15 years ago. We don’t see a need for him getting embarrassed by Tyson Fury. So, either the Wilder or Holyfield fights would be his best choices in possible wins. We would expect the Wilder bout to make the most revenue, due to the fact that both know how to sell a fight.
Take a look at media below and let us know what you think of Tyson vs. Holyfield III in happening in 2020.