“Past vs Present”- Tyson Fury Re-Facilitates the Potential Fight Talks Against Mike Tyson

Published 09/10/2021, 6:00 AM EDT


Dubbed as ‘Tyson vs Tyson’, Tyson Fury and Mike Tyson can unveil one of the most historic mismatches in boxing if they ever lock horns in the ring. Although both men have nothing but respect for each other, they have still teased a potential scrap on several occasions. That said, 55-year-old Mike Tyson has clearly passed his prime and is nowhere near Tyson Fury’s physical abilities, at this point.

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However, his return to action against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020, had evoked many to call out the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’. From Shannon Briggs to Evander Holyfield ‘ Iron’ Mike grabbed attention from many. Meanwhile, WBC champion Tyson Fury also joined the idea and desired to compete against the legend in an exhibition.

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Fury will return to defend his belt against Deontay Wilder on October 9. Before the fight, he spoke with IFL TV and expressed his interest in matching up against Mike Tyson somewhere down the line.

Tyson Fury said, “I loved watching Mike Tyson come back and fight, I’d love to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition. If the Dillian Whyte fight don’t happen, then I’d love to fight Mike in an exhibition. Tyson vs Tyson. Past vs Present.”

Meanwhile, Mike Tyson might have had his last appearance and can never ever lace up the gloves. Although he had hinted at activity after the fight against Jones Jr, the current scenario also validates him to enjoy a complete retirement.

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With several business ventures and a podcast on board, Mike Tyson is still active in the news and economic communities. Thus, he may not need to fight again, unless both the Tysons come under terms.

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Tyson Fury vs Mike Tyson- Really Possible?

Looking into the modern-day boxing scenario, nothing is impossible. Crossover events and exhibitions bouts have become extremely common, which hands a lifeline to the potential Tyson vs Tyson clash. However, ‘The Gypsy King’ has several important fights on board that will determine his combat legacy. Fury has also revealed his “bucket-list” recently, vowing to battle Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, and Dereck Chisora.

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 25: Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury works out in front of Los Angeles media in advance of his highly anticipated WBC Heavyweight World Championship against undefeated WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder on December 1at Churchill Boxing Club on October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Thus, he may not have an urgency to face Mike Tyson. Besides, Tyson also has several activities and is in no hurry to enter the squared circle. So, the potential ‘Tyson vs Tyson’ battle can happen, but there’s no definite time frame on the display.

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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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