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Could Tyson Fury Be Mike Tyson’s First Opponent to Kick off a Comeback?

Tyson Fury is the current WBC heavyweight champ of the world, and he has several possible future opponents. After Fury beat Deontay Wilder in their rematch, a trilogy fight between the two is likely. And, while it’s possible that Fury will fight Anthony Joshua for his heavyweight belts, a fight between Fury and Mike Tyson could also happen too.

Tyson Fury’s career so far

Fury’s career started out in 2008, and it was largely unremarkable for many fans. While he did win against a few notable names, such as Dereck Chisora, heavyweight boxing was in a drought compared to the ’80s and ’90s era that was dominated by ‘Iron Mike.’ Fury was undefeated though, and he did show some great boxing skills that made up for his relative lack of knockout power.

As a result, he was given a title shot against Wladimir Klitschko, who had dominated the heavyweight boxing world for over a decade. Surprisingly, Fury managed to not only beat Klitschko, but he also managed to convincingly beat him in their 12 round fight. Fury didn’t knock Klitschko out, but nobody had ever dominated Klitschko like that before. 

However, this surprising victory came at a personal cost. Fury’s addictions caught up with him and he was sidelined from the sport for over two years. That said, he’s since made a comeback and he’s reclaimed one of the belts that he had given up due to his addictions. 

Mike Tyson’s potential comeback 

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Not long before Klitschko started dominating the heavyweight boxing world, Tyson retired from the sport after he suffered two losses that broke his spirit. Although he’s made the transition into other careers, like showbiz and the weed market, he may have found the boxing spirit that he had lost over a decade ago.

The former heavyweight champ posted several training clips onto his social media where he showed off his still impressive boxing skills. Even though he’s 53 years old, he ended one of those clips by saying that he was “back.” He’s also said on his social media that he not only feels “unstoppable,” but that he feels “young again.” 

These posts, as well as others, have caused many of his fans to speculate that he’s serious about a comeback into the ring. As for who his opponent might be, that’s still up in the air, as is which company will actually promote the fight.

For example, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships has reportedly offered him $20 million for his comeback fight. And, in terms of his possible opponents, one of them happens to be Fury.

What Tyson Fury said about a fight with Mike Tyson

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According to CBS Sports, Fury, who was named after ‘Iron Mike’ himself, was actually asked by a promoter if he wanted to be Tyson’s opponent. This wouldn’t be a real boxing fight, since it would be an exhibition match, but Fury, who’s a fan of the former champ, didn’t waste time and said that he would be willing to fight ‘Iron Mike.’ That said, Fury doesn’t think that this fight will happen.

It’s obvious why this fight wouldn’t happen, since it’s a total mismatch of a fight. Fury is 6-foot 9-inches tall and he has an 85-inch reach. Tyson is 5-foot 10-inches tall and he has a 71-inch reach. This means that not only is Fury almost a foot taller than his namesake is, but his arms are 14-inches longer and he’s also in his prime while Tyson isn’t. 

That’s why Fury is probably right when he said that, “I don’t think anything’s materialized out of it.” It’s more likely that the former champ will make a comeback against someone his age, such as Evander Holyfield.