‘Just Copped a Catalina Whale’: Mike Tyson Goes ‘All In’ on Solana

Published 01/14/2022, 9:02 AM EST


Mike Tyson has always reflected his passion for smart business, and it has blessed him with immense financial gains and superstardom. Although Tyson’s wild lifestyle turned him bankrupt in 2003, the heavyweight legend regained his riches with some exceptional investments and decisions. Today, 55-year-old Mike Tyson is an entrepreneur, actor, and boxing analyst who is still at the top of stardom.

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Tyson also promotes several brands on his social media. That said, he recently acquired a Catalina Whale NFT and revealed it on social media. The particular NFT was built on Solana, a popular blockchain in the existing crypto ecosystem. He also claimed to be going “all-in on” Solana.

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Former heavyweight world champion Tyson posted the impression of his Catalina Whale NFT, which showcased the sheer physical attributes of Mike Tyson infused into a whale image. In the caption, Tyson wrote, “All in on Solana… Just copped a Catalina Whale… pow pow!”

A few months back, Tyson had asked his social media followers to help him pick between two entities and wrote, “Solana or Ethereum”. It urged several netizens to dive into his social media and respond. Tyson is undoubtedly a notable personality in the era of digital possessions. He has seemingly made millions from his NFT deals and has openly shown his love for a few specific hubs. Akin to Solana, Tyson also promoted $DREAM in one of his recent tweets.

Tyson wrote, “Ever since I got into NFTs I have been looking for crypto partnerships and $DREAM really stood out.”

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Well, Mike Tyson has several more ways to spin money. And boxing is also on his radar, while NFTs and business investments seem to be his primary source of income now.

Will we see Mike Tyson fight again?

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Tyson reportedly earned $10 million from his exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020. The former champion returned to action after a hiatus of over 15 years. However, Tyson looked prominent against ‘Captain Hook’ and flirted with the chances of re-appearing.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson reacts 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)

He was in active talks to face former foe Lennox Lewis this year. However, nothing is official as of now.

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A possible scrap between Tyson and Logan Paul was already being rumored. That said, ‘Iron’ Mike is still in a safe position to generate millions.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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