Boxing Legend Mike Tyson Challenged by Rapper Wale: ‘Let’s Fight’

Published 09/17/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)


Not everyone dares to call out Mike Tyson for a fight. Even though the legend has turned 55, he still dons a near-perfect physique. Furthermore, he looked extremely impressive in his last in-ring appearance against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020. That said, Tyson’s scary punches from the later ’90s continue to terrorize many people to this day.

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However, the American rapper Wale expressed his interest in fighting ‘Iron’ Mike. Initially, he hesitated to express the desire, but ultimately ended up having a hilarious verbal banter with Tyson.

36-year-old Wale was the latest guest in Mike Tyson’s HotBoxin podcast. On the show, while Wale conveyed all his respect for the former world heavyweight champion, a part of him wanted to have a piece of Tyson.

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Talking about it, Wale said, “You are fair, but sometimes you be too. No damn, I am not gonna say that to Mike Tyson.”

“No we are gonna a fight.”

“Fu** you, lets fight.”

Fortunately, it was light-hearted. Hence, Mike Tyson, Wale, and co-host Henry Cejudo cheered the entire interaction, which brought up some uncanny sides of the rapper. While this may have been banter, several potential fights can continue to urge Mike Tyson to return to the boxing ring.

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Mike Tyson’s sheer stardom continues to advertise him as one of the most-talked-about boxers, even to this day. Thus, as facing him can result in a massive payday, several people have their eyes on ‘Iron’ Tyson.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Roy Jones Jr. (L) and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has reflected an interest in matching himself against ‘Iron’. Besides, former foe Evander Holyfield has also demanded a trilogy fight for a long time.

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Although Holyfield suffered a first-round KO loss on his comeback fight against Belfort on September 11, he still wants to have a shot at Mike Tyson. Thus, there might be more action left from ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet.”

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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