Mike Tyson Spotted With Band-Aids on the Head: Is the Legend Injured?

Published 04/03/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


The youngest heavyweight champion of the world ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson is not new to facing injuries. Being one of the greatest pro pugilists ever, Tyson has suffered several injuries in his career. However, he is 54 now and doesn’t engage in violent acts within the ring.

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Despite this, Mike Tyson was recently spotted with a massive band-aid on his aid, making his fans worry about him. Despite hitting his dotage, Tyson continues to don a near-perfect physique and still has the ability to box, which we saw in his return against Roy Jones Jr. last year.

So, it’s safe to assume that Tyson continues to train, especially when he is rumored to appear in several more exhibition bouts ahead. But how did he suffer the injury?

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ES News has recently made its way to Tyson’s Hotboxin’ studio. While they interacted with Tyson over several issues, they also discovered that he had a head injury. Before they could question him about the same, ‘Iron’ Mike was gone. Hence, the secret behind Tyson’s injury remained hidden.

Hardcore training and head jabs can be a prominent reason, but at this stage, Tyson may not go inside the ring for brutal sparring. That said, a minor accident can also be the reason behind Tyson’s scar. But unless the champion verifies it himself, it will remain a mystery to the boxing world and Tyson’s fans.

Will Mike Tyson box again?

The chances of another in-ring appearance from Tyson look bleak with so much going around him. He has his own podcast that might be one of the most popular shows in the sports world today. Moreover, Tyson has already returned and showcased his prowess to the fans and doesn’t need to continue proving himself at this stage.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson exits the ring 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)

Meanwhile, a few days back, he confirmed he would box Evander Holyfield in late summer this year. It shook the combat community and thrilled several fans. But Tyson’s team hasn’t confirmed the fight as official, and Holyfield has also not verified it from his end.

Is this minor injury the reason Tyson’s next bout is still up in the air?

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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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