‘The Greatest Ever’: Mike Tyson Links Up With Fellow Boxing Legend

Published 11/08/2021, 10:13 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Former boxer Mike Tyson attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


None one can replicate what Mike Tyson accomplished in the sport of boxing during his prime. Putting the sport in front of the mainstream audience, Tyson became one of the most vicious heavyweight world champions of all time and arguably the greatest ever. While several other legendary names come from the pugilistic community, Tyson may remain one of the brightest ones for obvious reasons.

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However, ‘Iron’ Mike recently hailed the boxer, whom he considers the greatest of all time. During the Canelo vs Plant weekend, Tyson was present in person at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The heavyweight great came across several familiar faces with the likes of WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, amongst others. Meanwhile, Tyson seemed overjoyed to see Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.

‘Iron’ Tyson has been complementary towards Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. on several occasions. On meeting him in person, Mike Tyson called him the “Greatest Ever”. ES NEWS captured both the legends together in one frame, which sent the whole combat world into a frenzy.

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Apart from sharing the legendary status, Tyson and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. have another thing in common. Both the veterans returned to action recently and delivered a commendable performance even at their age.

As for 59-year-old Chavez Sr., we may not see him lacing the gloves again. However, 55-year-old Tyson has a high possibility of coming back. And he already looks likely to have bagged a blockbuster matchup for himself.

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Will we see the great Mike Tyson in action again?

After facing Roy Jones Jr. in a WBC-sanctioned exhibition, Tyson expressed an interest to do it again. And former foe Evander Holyfield jumped in to pass a call-out. Shannon Briggs also expressed his interest in matching up against Mike Tyson. But amongst all, Logan Paul may have found the ticket to ‘Iron’. The 26-year-old is reportedly in talks to seal the fight.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Roy Jones Jr. (L) and Mike Tyson celebrate their split draw 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)

While we wait for an official confirmation, Tyson has already signed to work in an Indian movie, Liger. The former heavyweight champion is always keen to maintain a busy schedule and so, there’s a lot of action coming in for Tyson fans, be it inside or outside 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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