Mike Tyson Takes His Stance on Celebrity Boxing: ‘You Can’t Take It No Lower’

Published 01/03/2021, 5:15 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 08: Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson speaks during the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala at Caesars Palace on August 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is the most vocal fighter in the combat sports universe. He is renowned for putting up blunt opinions on fighters and the sport. Despite being 54 and having retired almost 15 years ago, he still dominates boxing news. Tyson recently fought Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout, and that fight recorded sky-high PPV buys.

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‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’  discussed the advent of celebrity boxers on a chat on Logan Paul‘s YouTube channel, Impaulsive.

‘Iron’ said, “I think that is the biggest thing and biggest help for boxing in the history of boxing.” 

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UNDATED: Mike Tyson raises his fists after winning a bout. (Photo by Focus on Sport via Getty Images)

That shows the power of boxing that has spread into another field that doesn’t even exist in the real boxing world, but it still has its place in boxing.”

Tyson asserted, ”Boxing’s only going up, you can’t take it no lower.

Tyson asserted that YouTube fights play a pivotal role in the sport of boxing, as many celebrities and former sports stars entering the boxing ring contribute immensely towards the sport. They bring in fans from their fields too, and this helps add to boxing in general.

“People’s horizons (increased) and they understand boxing more as a skillful art more so than some kind of brutality.”

Read – Mike Tyson Reflects on his Boxing Career – Calls Himself ‘A Scared Little Boy’

Will Mike Tyson compete in more exhibition fights?

Even at his current age, ‘Iron’ showed a snippet of his old self in his fight against Roy Jones Jr. Though the fight ended with a draw on the judges’ scorecard, many boxing fans felt Tyson was the clear winner. Post that fight Tyson has hinted at putting on the boxing gloves again in 2021.

Tyson wants to continue fighting for the good cause and the well-being of the individuals.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – MARCH 06: Mike Tyson performs his one man show “Undisputed Truth” in the Music Box at the Borgata on March 6, 2020 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)

Right after his contest with Jones, Tyson asserted on booking a rematch with the latter. However, it’s still not clear whether he’ll fight Jones again or take on any other opponent.

No matter who the opponent is, Tyson stepping into the ring again will be a delight to watch for his fans. Given his comments on celebrity boxers, he could opt for a fight against one of them.

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Who would you like to see go up against Mike Tyson in his next exhibition fight?

 

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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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