He's 53 and hasn't fought in 15 years. And he was finished back then. He isn't going to fight any active HW with a pulse, nor should he. He'd be destroyed.He has basically admitted his heart wasn't into it at that point and was only fighting to pay off debts. Now he looks like he has that fire back from when he was training with Cus. He looks motivated to end his career in a better way
Neither Hopkins nor Duran had been out of the ring for 15 years, though.It's not unheard of for old boxers to have some success, but it's extremely rare. Duran won a fight at 49 years old. Hopkins actually won a title at 46. Tyson is 53.
I'm sure it won't be more than a 3 round fight. His best bet is probably BKFC. I can see him having success there.
Mike Tyson has not ruled out the possibility of fighting in the UFC.
But I think he'll get annihilated in today's boxing world. By round 3 he'll be sucking wind and moving slow. He'd have to land a lucky punch in Round 1 with that type of ferocity.
Mike looks great, but father time always wins. He was a shell of himself at the tail end of his career, and that wrapped up some 15 years ago. I know some of that had to do with the place he was in mentally, but I'll still take that to be more telling than some short clips of him hitting pads. He'd have nothing more than a puncher's chance right now in any sort of legitimate bout. Even in an exhibition, I personally don't want to see him look bad against some meatball. It was painful enough to see him lose to the Kevin McBrides of the world.
I said he was a shell of himself toward the end of his career. I can't fully know what he is now, but I think his performance in his final pro bouts plus time not being on his side hold more weight to me than the clips we're seeing now. I'm not drawing any sort of conclusion, as nothing is ever that definitive with sports - just making an educated guess based on what I know and have seen, which is more than just those clips.I do not believe in mike coming back and dominating or even making a run. He might surprise with a few fights, that's it. He would still be dangerous, that's it.
But how can you compare him accurately to 15 years ago by saying he's a shell of his former self, but the basis you use is the short clips of him "just hitting pads." You're basically using the only thing we have to go on, drawing a conclusion, then saying the evidence isn't even valid anyway.
Tyson vs CM Punk...
Foreman was also just a giant lump who could take a hit and hit hard during his comeback, Tyson's boxing style is much more athletic, not sure you can equate the two.If Foreman could come back, I don't see why Mike wouldn't be able to. Granted he is a lot older than George when he started his comebacks.
Iron Mike looking to get back into the ring.
It's pretty surreal to see Mike training like that again. He looks like he has the focus/determination that he did in the 80s. Who knows if this actually ends up happening but seeing Tyson in this form again gave me chills.
Also him talking about "Gods of war" looking like Kratos is cool as shit.
He will go into ring with Jericho at AEW.
He is looking for a comeback just for show events like AEW
I would pay good money to see Mike go toe to toe in a series of fights with a bunch of youtube scrotes. Watching him unleash a combo upon the jaw of pewds or DanTDM would make for some excellent TV.He'll probably get some scrub for a spectacle fight a la Youtbers boxing matches.
If YouTubers can make bank fighting, why can't Iron Mike?
He won't be fighting anyone with serious chops obviously.
"I'll fuck you till you love me"
- Mike Tyson