Mike Tyson Says This Man Can Put Together the Most Important Fights in Boxing

Published 08/16/2021, 8:28 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)


Mike Tyson is no less than a boxing historian who has seen the sport evolve through the years. Spending 20 years as one of the biggest superstars of pro boxing, Tyson saw the other side of the business in his post-retirement life. Although his relationship with Don King had already introduced him to the dirty politics of the sport, Tyson also learned about the bright side of it.

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That said, he continues to suggest the modern-era fighters about several things, as ‘Uncle Mike’ now appears to be the blueprint of success for many surging stars. While fans often accuse modern-era boxers of depriving them of the best matchups, Tyson might have the solution for it.

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)

In a chat with 2X middleweight champion David Benavidez, Tyson also brought the founder of ESNEWS, Elie Seckbach before the camera. According to ‘Iron’ Mike, Seckbach can potentially stage the most important fights in boxing. Tyson billed him to be the broker for the matchups and claimed that he seems underpaid for his status.

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While Seckbach explained he doesn’t prioritize money, Tyson claimed that at least his time should be prioritized. He also talked about Elie Seckbach’s impact on boxing as it stands.

“You can help a lot of these guys too. Can get a lot of these guys the fight that need to be done, you got the number of all the managers, promoters, and stuff. You can get this s*** done,” said Mike Tyson.

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Meanwhile, Tyson has often planted the seeds to several big fights that can happen today. None of them are close to meeting fruition, but ‘Iron’ played his role in crafting those bouts.

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Tyson seems to have his eyes on the fierce lightweight division, which is blooming with undefeated champions and superstars. When Ryan Garcia came down to his HotBoxin podcast, Tyson face-timed Gervonta Davis and ignited a verbal feud. Both- Davis, and Garcia also agreed to fight each other next.

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The same happened when Teofimo Lopez came down to his show. Tyson video-called Devin Haney to begin the potential fight talks. So, Tyson hasn’t walked away from his beloved sport. He appears to have plans for the modern-day boxers which he rightly reflects on public appearances. But it’s the promoters’ task to put them together.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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