Muslim boxing legend (Mike Tyson) has revealed that he will return to the ring this fall when he faces fellow heavyweight legend (Lennox Lewis).
We had heard rumors that Tyson could potentially fight rival evander holyfield in his return, but Holyfield is fighting Kevin McBride in June for Triller Fight Club. That means that Tyson is without the most obvious opponent, but according to “Iron,” he already has his next fight line up, and it’s also against a fellow boxing legend in the form of Lewis.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Tyson was asked what will be his next move in the boxing world now that Holyfield is set to face Kevin McBride on the next Triller boxing event on June 5 and stated a fight with Lennox Lewis is the plan.
“I’m gonna fight Lennox Lewis,” Tyson said in Los Angeles.
When asked when the bout will take place, Tyson simply said, “September.”
“Lewis is also 55 years old and he hasn’t fought since June 2003, when he knocked out Vitali Klitschko in his final career fight. Lewis and Tyson also fought once before in June 2002, with Lewis knocking Tyson out in the eighth round in what was one of the biggest wins of his career. Lewis stepped away from the sport in 2003 and so he will be returning after an 18-year-layoff if this fight between legends with Tyson actually ends up happening.