WATCH: Mike Tyson Stars in a New Movie ‘Desert Strike’

Published 12/18/2020, 2:58 AM EST
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)


Mike Tyson is one of the biggest names in sports. Despite being on the older side, Tyson’s aura has not faded away. He lived up to his moniker of  ‘The Baddest Man on The Planet’ and was the most feared fighters.

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His persona of being a ‘scary man’ has stuck with him even though ‘Iron’ has mellowed down a lot. Due to his name, his persona, and appeal that has transcended the sport, Mike Tyson has featured in quite a few movies. Most notably ‘The Hangover’ series where he plays himself. 

On December 17, a trailer for Tyson’s latest movie ‘Desert Strike’ was released. It featured Tyson, who plays the role of an ex-military man whose role is to get a group of Egyptian refugees through a desert. He must protect them from evil mercenaries. 

The movie also features Hafthor Bjornsson, more commonly known as ‘The Mountain’ from ‘Game of Thrones’. Whilst, Tyson something to look forward to for 2021 on the big screen, the same cannot be said for his exhibition career. 

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Read: “No more excuses”- Evander Holyfield demands Mike Tyson in exhibition bout 

Mike Tyson to take on his former rival Evander Holyfield?

Tyson vs Evander Holyfield 2 is perhaps one of the most memorable fights in boxing history and not for the right reasons. The re-match is when ‘Iron’ infamously bit off a piece of Holyfield’s ear which ended the fight. 

The first match saw Tyson suffer his first loss in six years. Tyson revealed that the ear bite was in response to multiple headbutts from Holyfield in the first bout that went unchecked. 

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LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 9: Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson fight for the WBA Heavyweight tittle at the MGM Grand Garden on November 9, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holyfield won the fight with a TKO in the 11th round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Last month, Tyson marked his return to the ring 15 years on from his last fight against Roy Jones Jr. Despite skepticism from many fans and pundits alike, the PPV did extremely well. 

The success of the PPV and seeing his old nemesis compete in the ring brought out the competitive nature in Evander Holyfield, who is now gunning for a third fight against his former rival. Holyfield is currently 58 and last fought in 2011 when he stopped Brian Nielsen.

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Would you be interested in seeing a third fight between Holyfield and Mike Tyson? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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