Boxing legend Mike Tyson has claimed to be ‘invincible’ during a recent conversation on his podcast.
Mike went toe-to-toe against fellow boxing legend, Roy Jones Jr in November 2020 after a lengthy 15-year hiatus from the sport of boxing.
The bout ended in a draw but viewers felt both men, considering their age, had put in strong performances.
In a recent episode of the Hotboxin’ with Tyson podcast, the former undisputed heavyweight champion said:
“Fk the comeback. Everybody knew I was in the gutter, everybody knew I was doing dope, it’s about this.
“I want to be up more than anybody in the world deep down. No one can stop me, I’m invincible.”
It’s unclear as to whether Tyson meant his ability to overcome life’s obstacles made him mentally invincible, or if he truly felt physically invisible in the ring at present, though I’d be willing to wager on the former, personally.
Iron Mike, 54 years old, does have plans to return to the squared-circle later in 2021 and has been in talks regarding a trilogy fight with perhaps his greatest in-ring foe, Evander Holyfield.
Mike is 0-2 against Evander, with the second fight forever etched into boxing infamy after Iron was disqualified for biting off a chunk of the Real Deal’s ear.
The trilogy bout vs Evander isn’t expected to come to fruition, however, at least not this year, since the Real Deal has agreed to square off against the man who ended Tyson’s career in 2005, Irish journeyman, Kevin McBride instead.
Undeterred and eager to bang, since the announcement of Holyfield vs McBride, Iron Mike has seemingly switched his focus to Lennox Lewis. In an interview, Mike said: “I’m going to fight Lennox Lewis. Yeah, September.” Lennox Lewis has confirmed that talks are underway for the bout, adding that:
“If the public wanted it then we would probably talk.”
But it appears Lennox is struggling to find the motivation to get back in the ring: the last undisputed heavyweight champion of the world went on to tell us:
“I don’t know. I don’t really have nothing pushing me in the ring right now. People would love to see that fight but I don’t know.”
Iron Mike and Lennox have thrown down before – Lennox emerged the victor on that occasion, knocking Mike out to retain his status as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world at the Memphis Pyramid, Tennessee in 2002.
Fight fans will have to wait and see how everything plays out between Mike and Lennox. But, as we all know, if the price is right, boxers fight.
Let’s wait and see…