Mike Tyson’s New Statue Looks Nothing Like Him, but It Got One Thing Right

Published 10/22/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


Heavyweight icon Mike Tyson has been replicated on a statue once again, and ‘Iron’ inaugurated its display in person. The heavyweight great has been a regular face in the combat world, despite professionally retiring 16 years ago. That said, he is still a top-notch persona to the modern-age fans. And Tyson continues to be more popular than several boxers of today’s time.

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Following the impeccable success and scratchy controversies during his active career, Tyson is now a historian and a veteran of the fight game. His position in the combat world is irreplaceable and the recent status reflects his popularity amongst the masses.

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However, Tyson’s statue didn’t look anywhere close to what the champion actually looked like. It appeared to be just a replica, with the face tattoo intact. As many recognize ‘Iron’ with his famous face tattoo, the statue makers didn’t forget to portray it on the sculpture.

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‘Iron’ inaugurated the statue at Resorts World Las Vegas. Per reports, the statue will be available for public display in front of the Mulberry Street Pizzeria. It’s quite a way to restore Tyson’s legacy, especially when the 55-year-old has achieved it all.

Today, Tyson, who is also a prime face of the HotBoxin podcast, has managed to retain his stardom to the fullest. His returning fight against Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition in November 2020 was another factor that brought global attention to him.

Will we ever see Mike Tyson in the ring?

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The former heavyweight champion doesn’t need to stick around the boxing ring any longer. His age doesn’t allow him to compete professionally. Nevertheless, Mike Tyson’s superstar aura and global fan base always want to see him box. If he returns to action, he will not have a shortage of opponents.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson celebrates after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. in the locker room 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)

From Logan Paul to Evander Holyfield, various celebrities have desired to compete against him. As for Tyson, the moment he passes a green signal, matchmakers will jump in to stage him in-ring.

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All these factors validate Mike Tyson’s activeness in recent times. However, as he has several more outer-ring tasks to look after, we may have seen the last of him inside the squared circle.

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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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