Former heavyweight champion, ‘Bad Boy’ Mike Tyson has been pushed to the wall to come out of retirement by being offered $1million, BieGyaNation.Com has learnt.
Boxing promoter Brian Amatruda is reportedly ready to offer a whopping $1million to Mike Tyson to come out of retirement and face unbeaten rugby legend Sonny Bill Williams.
‘Bad Boy’ Mike Tyson who is now 53 years old recently disclosed his intention to return to the ring to compete in charity fights as he has been training with MMA mastermind Rafael Cordeiro for a couple of weeks now.
Cordeiro who is the head coach at Kings MMA in California has stated that it will take Mike Tyson some 5 months to be ready for a pay-per-view comeback fight.
Promoter Amatruda wants to see Tyson fight either ex-rugby league players Barry Hall and Paul Gallen, or All Blacks legend, Sonny Bill Williams in an exhibition bout.
Amatruda told the Daily Mail: “I’d hold it at Melbourne Arena where we’d get over 10,000 or even Princes Park where they got 30,000 for Jeff Fenech versus Azumah Nelson.
“He might be 53 years old but he’s still a huge name and any of those blokes Hall, Gallen or Sonny Bill would jump at the chance to get into the ring with him.
“I’d make it part of a card with a world title fight. It would be enormous. Not just a fight, it would be an event.
“The first thing I did was contact (celebrity agent) Max Markson and ask him to offer Tyson $1million.
“Max brought him to Australia in 2012. He gets on well with him and his wife but the main thing is that he got him a visa to get into the country back then and that’s the key.”
Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com