In an epic Thanksgiving return, the American professional boxer, Mike Tyson, is set to take to the ring once again. While Iron Mike prepares for Roy Jones Jr., a line of well-wishers queue before the encounter. Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, also tweeted in support of ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’.
At the age of 54, Tyson will compete in an exhibition match with the 51-year-old Jones Jr. in Los Angeles. Patrick, who saw the American boxing legend train with Serena last year, wished him well. It has been 15 years since Tyson last graced the boxing ring; he will love to show that he’s still got it.
Known as one of the greatest-of-all-time athletes, Tyson also has a light side to him. However, he will wear his mean gloves ahead of his battle with Roy Jones Jr. Previously, the American helped the 23 Grand Slam winner throw some punches instead of aces.
“One year ago, you were teaching Serena how to knock me out if my coaching isn’t on point. I have watched all of your fights live, my friend, no matter the time, because I just CAN’T miss a match of the Legend Iron Mike. Tonight, no exception. Good luck brother Mike Tyson,” tweeted Williams’ coach.
The year 2020 will see a rare glimmer of light as the two retired American boxing legends combat in the arena. As for Serena, she will prepare for the Australian Open 2021 and aim to equal Margaret Court’s all-time Grand Slam record. She lifted her 23rd and latest major title in Australia, 3 years ago in 2017.
Mike Tyson’s return proves that age is just a number for many. It is true that when you love what you do, you are motivated enough to keep doing the job. The same rule applies for the 4-time Olympic gold medallist as she continues to contribute her best to tennis.
Serena, who Mike calls her favorite of all time, will also replicate the support for Kid Dynamite’s epic return. However, the viewers will have to wait to see if these legends can still deliver on their confident words.