Mike Tyson recently posted a video of himself hitting mitts which went and he caught the attention of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
Tyson, 53, said that he hasn’t punched a bag in 15 years and his last professional fight was a 2005 defeat to Irish heavyweight Kevin McBride, but the boxing legend has recently admitted that he started training again and is getting ready charity bout.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 1, 2020
The press has linked Tyson to to a rematch with Evander Holyfield, who has also announced that he started training. Another likely opponent is New Zealand All Black rugby star and pro boxer Sonny Bill Williams who has defeated Tyson former foe Francois Botha.
Now Tyson received a much more lucrative offer from the controversial BKFC.
BKFC president Dave Feldman told Heavy :
“While we did make a guaranteed offer of $20 million for Mike [Tyson] to fight for BKFC, we’re open to many different options as to how we can work together. Obviously, the excitement of seeing Mike’s video showing himself training and desire to participate in exhibitions inspired us to reach out and make the offer.”
This comes after the video posted by Tyson showing that very little of his trademark speed and power seems to have diminished even 15 years after his last fight.
BKFC recently signed former world boxing champion Shannon Briggs, 48, so this could an interesting match up for Tyson.