Over the last several weeks, there has been nothing but building chatter around Mike Tyson making a comeback to the ring nearly 15 years after his final professional boxing match. Tyson has continued to fuel that chatter with his comments and various video showing the tremendous shape he has worked himself back into at this stage of his life. With that has come forth a plethora of opportunities thrown in his direction. One of which is a $20 million offer for his comeback fight.
Mike Tyson embracing comeback chatter
Mike Tyson has remained on the path of fully embracing the potential comeback chatter around him.
That all began with video emerging of him working out with his new trainer Rafael Cordeiro. Although it was just a workout, Tyson displayed some incredible speed and power at age 53. Beyond, he has continued to voice in various interviews that the training has helped him feel youthful and positively fuel his ego.
With each passing week, there is more that has come out with the most recent being video and photos of him shirtless that show him back in great physical shape. All of that has only further built the notion that it may only be a matter of time before Tyson makes his comeback.
Mike Tyson has $20 million offer to fight
With the building chatter around Mike Tyson possibly stepping back into the ring, he has received many offers to make that comeback come to fruition.
One of which is taking a bit of a different route as Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is expected to extend an offer that exceeds $20 million that includes charitable donations, according to Steven Marrocco of MMAFighting.com.
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship will next week issue another offer to Mike Tyson in hopes of bringing the 53-year-old boxing legend out of retirement.
BKFC President David Feldman told MMA Fighting the contract will exceed the $20 million offered to Tyson earlier this month, adding additional sweeteners that include charitable donations. He said he wasn’t able to provide the exact value of the contract because it’s still being finalized.
“I think I know what we need to do to make this thing happen,” Feldman said.
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship had previously made an offer to Tyson, but he didn’t budge toward taking it. The new potential deal includes what the former heavyweight champion is looking for most with the opportunity to get money generated for charity work. Feldman also emphasized that he knows that he will need to look for the right opponent for Tyson that could likely be Wanderlei Silva, who had immediately contacted the company about the situation.
It’s also worth pointing out that Tyson has never once voiced that he wants to do it for his personal gain financially as he wants the money to go to charity to help those in need during this difficult time.
Will Mike Tyson actually make a comeback?
Regardless of this type of offer being on the table for Mike Tyson, it has become growingly clear that he is gearing up for a comeback.
There is still no clarity on what that may look like at this point as there are various offers from boxing to MMA. The only thing that he has voiced is that he wants to do it for charity purposes.
Tyson has continued to improve the shape that he has is in, while he has only further indicated that the possibility of him fighting is something that could occur. It may all be a matter of him finding the right situation that matches up to what he’s looking for to make it happen.