Mike Tyson Announces Anthony Joshua Bout; Lennox Lewis Fight Month Revealed

Published 09/02/2021, 2:08 AM EDT
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)


In November 2020, Mike Tyson made an astonishing exhibition appearance against boxing icon Roy Jones Jr. This fight, ever since its announcement, allured the boxing lovers. Moreover, the fans seemed ecstatic to see the hard-hitting fighters. As expected, the pair rolled out a fight worth the hype and thrilled fans. Following the fight, Mike Tyson said he would continue boxing.

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Now, 10 months later, Tyson is on the brink of getting inside the squared circle again, where he may share the ring with an old foe.

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Recently, Mike Tyson was in an exclusive chat with Michael Franzese, wherein the latter spilled the beans on Tyson vs Lewis 2 and its timeline. He said, “He’s going to be fighting again in December. Lennox Lewis and I can tell you, he’s in great shape.”

Later, even Tyson added, “I just want to get the exhibition over Lennox Lewis and probably my next one will be with Joshua or Tyson.” 

Tyson and Jones Jr.‘s fight received a whopping 1.6 million PPV buys. Looking at this number and considering the hype Tyson vs Lewis 2 would get, it’s unquestionable that this potential fight between the former heavyweight sensations could shatter all sorts of records.

Furthermore, Tyson has his eyes set on the top dogs of the present-day heavyweight roster, as he clearly expressed his interest in Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Will Mike Tyson really fight professionally?

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Ever since his exhibition with ‘Captain Hook’, ‘Iron’ Mike has spent a considerable amount of time in the gym. He’s found his old momentum and doesn’t wish to stop.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – OCTOBER 16: Boxer Mike Tyson beats Tyrell Biggs at Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey October 16 1987. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)

However, there’s no concrete plan for him fighting professionally or facing Joshua or Fury in the future. But he’ll definitely face his old rival, Lewis, as this fight has been in contention for a long time.

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With that, it’ll be interesting to see when Tyson vs Lewis 2 actually comes to life. What do you make of Tyson’s above comments? Would you be tuning in for Mike Tyson vs Lennox Lewis 2? And will Mike Tyson really ink fight deals with Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury?

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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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