When Is Mike Tyson’s Next Fight?: Coach Reveals 2021 Plans for the Boxing Legend

Published 06/11/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Former champion Mike Tyson poses on the red carpet during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson is one of the biggest topics in boxing right now. Despite retiring over 16 years ago, ‘Iron Mike’ is never far away from the headlines in the sport. And recently, the legendary boxer has attracted attention thanks to his comeback aged 54.

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Tyson fought fellow boxing legend, Roy Jones Jr., on November 28, in an exhibition bout. Despite both fighters being over 50, the event did well, and ‘Iron Mike’ assured fans he would return to the ring again. And we now have a timeline for Mike Tyson’s next 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)

Rafael Cordeiro, the trainer of the legendary boxer, spoke to MMAFighting.com and reassured fans Tyson is still training. “We continue training. He’s an athlete and is always training, hitting pads here in the gym.” 

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This comment will be good news for fans after Tyson’s recent podcast showed the harsh reality of his age.

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The trainer then added, “I think we’re going to have something in September. I don’t know who because his company Legends Only League is working on it and negotiating a TV deal so they can announce a schedule, but we’re training. We’ll be fighting in September.”

Why hasn’t Mike Tyson fought yet?

Cordeiro’s comments showed that fans now have a timeline for the return of ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet.’ Moreover, his words also revealed the one thing that they are working on. However, what has delayed Tyson’s second fight?

Rumors suggested ‘Iron Mike’ would face old-foe Evander Holyfield in a trilogy back in May. However, Tyson got into a disagreement with Triller, the broadcasters of the first exhibition, and subsequently, the Holyfield fight fell through.

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)

Since then, the most likely opponent for the former world champion is Lennox Lewis. However, Cordeiro’s comments showed that the dispute with Triller had left them without a broadcasting network.

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Thus, fans waiting to see Tyson back in the ring will know that an announcement is imminent. Despite this, given the unpredictable nature of the sport, it will be no surprise if things fall through.

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What do you make of this update regarding Mike Tyson? Are you excited to see him back in action?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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