Mike Tyson has loads of choices when it comes to opponents for his return to boxing, and he can add a pair extra former UFC champions to that listing, with Andrei Arlovksi and Ken Shamrock calling for a battle with Iron Mike.
The youngest heavyweight champion in boxing historical past is angling for a return to the ring at 53-years-old, wanting a charity bout in opposition to a giant title opponent.
Unsurprisingly, there have been loads of fighters elevating their fingers from the world of boxing and the broader realm of fight sports activities.
Tyson has already stated he is open to combating former UFC champion Tito Ortiz and he can take on a few different MMA legends if he needs, with Arlovksi and Shamrock throwing their hats into the ring.
‘I love competing,’ Shamrock informed Fight Network. ‘I’ve all the time beloved competing. Someone like Mike Tyson can be an ideal battle for me, as a result of it’s one thing I like doing.
‘I love competing and I love competing against the best, so it’d be an ideal situation for me.’
Arlovski can also be eager, however he doesn’t need a pure boxing bout, preferring one spherical of MMA concerned within the battle.
‘Tyson is a legend,” he informed sports activities.ru. ‘His poster hung in my room.
‘I’m not prepared for a full battle by the foundations of boxing in opposition to him. If one spherical is boxing and one spherical is MMA, then it’s potential.’
The former UFC heavyweight champion says there was discuss of him taking on Wladimir Klitschko within the boxing ring when he was at his MMA pomp within the mid 2000s,
‘There was an idea to hold ten fights and then fight with Klitschko,’ he stated.
‘Then I had health problems. We paused the idea, but if there is any specific proposal, I will consider it.’
More seemingly for Tyson is a battle with previous rival Evander Holyfield, or veteran heavyweight Shannon Briggs, each of whom are eager to get within the ring with Iron Mike.
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