Tyson and Holyfield back in the ring? Sort of
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield have taken the boxing world by storm lately by announcing that they were both willing to step back into the ring.
Last week, Tyson made social media news, as he posted on Twitter hitting the pads, causing some to go as far as to say or even ask: who can the 53-year old former champ still go toe to toe in the ring with?
I wish I were joking about that.
I’m a Bad Boy for Life. Watch #BadBoysforLife now on DVD Blueray @realmartymar #willsmith #stillthebaddestmanontheplanet pic.twitter.com/R9Zmz19GFm
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 1, 2020
Despite that clip, Damon Feldman, brother of Bare Knuckle FC president David Feldman, mentioned while speaking with on “The Tony Bruno Show with Harry Mayes” on SiriusXM, that Tyson was offered a bout against former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs. But, he did not confirm, if Tyson accepted the offer.
Despite that interview taking place around 4:30 p.m. E.T. Wednesday, and confirming nothing in stone speaking with Bruno, someone still made a fake social account saying that the bout was official around 10 a.m. Thursday. David Feldman himself came out socially to announce that it was false.
FYI, someone created. Fake profile of me. I did not announce Mike Tyson vs Shannon Briggs.
— David Feldman (@BareKnuckleDF) May 8, 2020
Fake news. Who doesn’t love it?
Either way, Tyson mentioned that he would step into the ring, but it would only be in charity exhibition fights. Same case for his fellow undisputed champ, Holyfield, who will be fighting for the cause United4OurFight.org. That’s a charity that will help us provide access for our youth to social and emotional development education and counseling during this time of Covid-19.
Are you ready? The moment you've all been waiting for…
The Champ is back! ? I'd like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring. I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause: #Unite4OurFight. Learn more: https://t.co/dfSo0HvV2O pic.twitter.com/8PfrzalHty
— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) May 6, 2020
While the pandemic is still keeping fights starting yet, once they get back up in full swing, two legends well known for their careers in the ring will get back into it for a more significant cause and not recreate that infamous night where Tyson took a bite out of Holyfield’s ear back in 1997.
It also shows how starved we are for live sports back in the states to reappear once again as two International Boxing Hall of Famers hinting they want to get back in the ring can still cause such a buzz and impact after being away from the ring for near over a decade.