Is This Why Mike Tyson Cannot Stay Out of the Boxing Ring?

Published 10/14/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 17: Former boxer Mike Tyson attends the Tyson Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 17 , 2008 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is the most followed boxing icon of recent times. Even after his retirement, which came in almost two decades ago, the New York native has mastered the art of staying relevant to the fight world. He also takes up exhibition fights to fulfill his love for boxing and gives fans their money’s worth.

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Last year, when the entire world was badly in the clutches of COVID-19, Tyson thought of lacing up the boxing gloves and making a comeback. That said, he did what he wanted to and locked horns with Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout.

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This fight sent shock waves across the fight world and lifted people’s morale tremendously. Also, in this fight, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ showed a snippet of his old version and thrilled the retro boxing fans.

Given his showing, he is eager to do much more. Recently, he tweeted, “Man is a compound of needs and necessities that can never be satisfied.”

A few days back, a piece of news surfaced about Tyson returning to the ring by year-end to face his former rival, Lennox Lewis. Could this be the necessity ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ hinted at?

Should Mike Tyson fight again?

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Tyson, 55, is supremely capable of making steady statements with his antics and activities in the fight universe. When he fought Jones Jr. a year ago, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ captivated the casual as well as hardcore boxing lovers’ attention.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Former champion Mike Tyson poses on the red carpet during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

The world knows the extensive beef he had with Lennox Lewis. Citing that, if Tyson fights the Brit, this fight might turn out to be the biggest exhibition fight of all time.

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‘Iron’ Mike definitely has a powerful “need” to perform. Hence, he should unquestionably look ahead to fulfill his hunger once again.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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