“I Will Die Before I Give In”- Mike Tyson Receives a Stern Warning Ahead of His Boxing Return

Published 05/07/2020, 4:22 PM EDT


With Mike Tyson coming back for exhibition 3-4 round exhibition fights many boxers have thrown their name into the fray for a chance to stand across the ring from him. One of these challenges has come from a rather surprising name. 

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Mike Tyson gets a surprising challenger

55-year old John Fury is a former boxer in his own right. However, he is more well known among present-day boxing fans as ‘The Gypsy King’s father.

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He said, “I’m looking at fighting Mike Tyson. Mike’s making a comeback. I don’t value my life. But let me tell you something. Mike is someone worth doing charity with. He’s a proper king of a Champion. He’s a proper man tried and tested. I’ll fight Mike Tyson. He’s making a comeback. I know he mentions my boy’s name every five minutes so here I am. John Fury is hiding from no man, not even the king of all men.” 

The former pugilist seemed extremely fired up as he ended his pitch for the Mike Tyson fight. 

He emphatically said, “Mike Tyson, I will fight Mike Tyson. Hear that then I will not be denied. I will die in a fight. I am as game as an American Yankee c*** and I will die before I give in.”

 

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‘Iron’ released a sparring video that won admirers across various combat sports. He certainly looks in tremendous shape there as his coach shared that he saw his life flash before his eyes as ‘Iron’s right hand approached his mitts.

However, Josh Fury will have competition for the exhibition as Evander Holyfield will be a more attractive proposition. The duo has not faced each other since that night in 1997 where ‘Iron’ bizarrely bit  ‘The Real Deal’s ear. 

Fans would also be keener on seeing ‘The Gypsy King’ face ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet‘ in a clash of generations. It could provide substance to claims of the former Heavyweight champion being able to knock out current boxers if he trained enough. 

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There will be constant speculation until the opponent signs a deal. Does Josh Fury have a shot at getting the lucrative charity fight?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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