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Mike Tyson Willing To Face Fury, Joshua, Wilder in Exhibitions For Charity

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is very open to the possibility of having exhibition fights with some of the top heavyweights of today - like Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

Tyson believes the matches could potentially raise an enormous amount of money for charity.

The 54-year-old boxer will return to the ring on November 28th, when he faces the 51-year-old, former four division champion, Roy Jones Jr., in an eight round exhibition bout at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The event will be distributed on pay-per-view.

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Tyson retired from the sport in 2005, when he was knocked out by journeyman Kevin McBride.

According to Tyson, he decided to return in order to raise millions for charitable organizations.

Exhibition fights against Fury, Joshua or Wilder could raise millions more.

"I think they're brilliant. They're brilliant fighters. They could do so much for society. They could have exhibitions, and take the money from the exhibitions, because they're such big crowd pleasers, and they could help so many people," Tyson told BT Sport.

"There's so many people out there that we can do so much for, and it wouldn't even be a tenth of their charitable heart to do something like that. In fact, fight exhibitions with me, and most of our charity would go to people who desperately need it."

Tyson has no problem with anyone who views his upcoming fight with Jones as an "exhibition" - although the Hall of Famer insists that it's going to be a real fight.

"I want you to label them as exhibitions because there's no hard feelings," Tyson said.

"It has a charity exponent and I look at that as bigger than me. 'Buying a new car, a new girlfriend, a new mansion, a new plane... that doesn't do it for me anymore. It just doesn't work."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by SN!PER on 11-24-2020

I dunno about Tyson Fury, but Big John Fury is interested.

Comment by Sid-Knee on 11-23-2020

[QUOTE=Tecnoworld;20904386]Tyson could still ko AJ if he attacks him like he did with Bruno.[/QUOTE] No. No he couldn't. Stop living in fantasy land. So many idiots thought that Tyson only had to hit Lewis once for it to be over…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 11-23-2020

[QUOTE=alexguiness;20903876]Yep, I'd put some $$$ on a first round KO for Iron Mike for sure. He would go hunt hunting against Joshua early.[/QUOTE] You'd lose your money very quickly then wouldn't you. AJ would seriously alter the health of Tyson…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 11-23-2020

[QUOTE=lion33lit;20903579]Mike will be able to deal with all these guys if he uses the strategy of the guy who was named after him: Tyson Fury. If Mike invests in some brand new fresh compromised open palm gloves(?), they should work…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 11-23-2020

[QUOTE=Earl-Hickey;20903547]Honestly AJ better stay away from Mike as he may just get ko'd[/QUOTE] Tyson, the guy who got knocked out against Danny Williams and quit against some fat bum 15 years ago, is going to knock out the current and…

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