Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is looking to satisfy the hunger for a new boxing game.

The most famous boxing video game on the map - "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out" - made it's debut on Nintendo's NES system 33 years ago.

After Nintendo's license to use Mike Tyson as a special character expired, it replaced Tyson with a fictional character called Mr. Dream and re-released the game for the NES as simply Punch-Out in August 1990. There were sequels released for some of Nintendo's later consoles, but none of them had the fanfare or the nostalgia factor of the original.  

During a recent interview with Shacknews, Tyson expressed heavy interest in releasing a new video game based on the famous 'Punch-Out' title. He wants to use his cannabis licensing and branding company, Tyson Ranch, as the backbone for the venture.

"Hey listen, we're going to start our own Punch-Out game and our own Tyson Ranch computer game and bring it back to life, man. Bring back Mike Tyson's Punch-Out," Tyson said.

During the interview, Tyson gave a witty response when discussing the topic of toilet paper hoarding - which is part of the widespread panic buying trend in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tyson believes a lot of people are focusing their concerns in the wrong direction.

"Listen, if we're in a serious pandemic and it's the end of the world, the last thing I'm going to be thinking about is wiping my ass," said Tyson.

"I'm not going to be thinking about wiping my ass when I am taking a dump, and it's the end of the world. It's being with the people you love when it's going down. When it's over, wouldn't you want to be around the people you love the most?"