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Tyson and Holyfield back in the ring? Sort of

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Tyson and Holyfield back in the ring? Sort of

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Marquis Johns

Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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