Mike Tyson Joins Jimmy Kimmel in Celebrating 21st Anniversary of His American Talk Show

Published 01/27/2024, 2:08 PM EST

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Mike Tyson is more than just an average boxer; he is a generational talent. Along with his numerous accolades, his popularity also has to do with him being pretty active on social media. Not only that, but Tyson has also made many appearances on various podcasts and shows since he is one of the most talked-about entities in boxing.

One of which is Jimmy Kimmel’s show, where he has made appearances multiple times. As the show celebrates its latest accomplishment of completing 21 years, Tyson has come out to share his support for Kimmel.

Mike Tyson gives a congratulatory nod to Kimmel


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Jimmy Kimmel also shared 21 pictures from his 21 years on the show, featuring various stars, including Mike Tyson. Congratulating Kimmel on this huge milestone, Tyson shared the post on his Instagram story with his followers. However, Tyson did not put any caption or share any heartfelt words for the occasion, his silent congratulatory nod displayed that he was elated about the show’s success.

Celebrating its 21st anniversary, Jimmy Kimmel Live aired a special episode, reflecting on its unexpected longevity. Kimmel humorously acknowledged early reviews that doubted their success, stating, “Very few people expected us to make it this far, but we did,” attributing it to a metaphorical deal with the devil.


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Kimmel reminisced about the show’s inception, highlighting the absence of modern tech like iPhones, YouTube, Uber, Twitter, Wi-Fi, Netflix, and Google. Without even writing anything, the boxing legend showed his clear support. In the meantime, it appears the rumors of Tyson’s return are not true after all.

Mike Tyson’s boxing comeback rumors debunked

In the realm of combat sports, rumors can quickly capture the imagination of fans, and one such rumor recently made headlines. Speculations emerged about a potential boxing match between Mike Tyson and Fedor Emelianenko, promising a clash of heavyweight titans.

Tyson, who made a sensational return to the ring in 2020 against Roy Jones Jr., had ignited hopes of another iconic matchup. The exhibition bout against Jones Jr. ended in a draw, leaving fans craving more action from the legendary boxer.


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The boxing community buzzed with excitement when a tweet from “Home of Fight” suggested Tyson and Emelianenko had agreed to a bout, with the search for a facilitating organization underway. The idea of these two heavyweight greats facing off triggered waves of nostalgia among fans.

However, the anticipation was short-lived. Chisanga Malata of Sun Sport promptly dispelled the rumors, stating on Twitter, “Contrary to reports, Mike Tyson is NOT in negotiations to box MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko in Saudi.” Tyson’s representatives clarified that he had not discussed such a fight and had no interest in it, neither now nor in the future. What do you think about Jimmy Kimmel’s recent milestone? Also, share your thoughts about Tyson’s comeback rumors getting debunked in the comments below.


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Chirag Radhyan


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My passion for sweet science began at the tender age of 12, a gift from my father who introduced me to the legendary persona of Muhammad Ali. In my heart, 'The Rumble in the Jungle' still remains to be the pinnacle of sporting history. Over the years, my fervor for boxing remained intact, although life's commitments sometimes deviated me from being a hardcore fan of the sport.
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