Former absolute world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is ready to enter the ring against any opponent for the sake of charity and helping people reports the Mirror.
Earlier, 53-year-old Tyson announced his intention to return to the ring for charity purposes. It is noted that the American recently held training sessions with the mixed martial arts (MMA) coach Rafael Cordeiro.
Earlier, 48-year-old boxer Shannon Briggs claimed that he would hold a fight against Tyson, and the match will officially take place. According to media reports, one of Tyson’s possible rivals is 57-year-old Evander Hollyfield, to whom Tyson lost in 1996, and in the second match in 1997, he was disqualified for biting Holyfield’s ear. It is reported that Tyson can also meet with 45-year-old MMA fighter Tito Ortiz.
“I don’t know,” Tyson said when asked about a possible call from Ortiz about organizing the fight. “But anyone who wants to contribute to charity can come and challenge me. I’m open to everyone. There are many things to hope for in the future. Look, there are a lot of people who need help, and something like this (a charity fight) can help a lot of people.”
Tyson held the WBA, WBC, and IBF championship belts for several years. In 1986, he became the youngest world champion, knocking out rival Trevor Berbick in the second round. In the professional ring, Tyson won 50 victories (44 by knockout), suffered six defeats, and two fights were declared invalid. His last fight was in 2005.