Mike Tyson wants to take on Tyson Fury as part of ambitious three-fight plan for 2021


Mike Tyson is probably the most infamous boxer in history and the 54-year-old is looking to solidify that when he steps into the ring on November 28 to fight Roy Jones Jr.

However, it seems that, according to his trainer Rafael Cordeiro, “The Baddest Man on the Planet” is eyeing up three other opponents for 2021.

Evander Holyfield is one of those opponents who Iron Mike is eyeing up.

The famous pair came to blows in the late 1990’s, where in Holyfield vs Tyson II, the latter famously bit the ear of Holyfield, ensuring that he retained the WBA World Heavyweight Championship on June 28, 1997.

Another name that has been mentioned is Buster Douglas, who caused one of the biggest shocks in boxing history back in 1990, when he defeated Iron Mike.

Although this would be seen as revenge 30 years on for Tyson, it does seem highly unlikely as Douglas is now 60 and does not seem keen to get back into the ring anytime soon. Shame.


The last name and the one which seems most likely is Tyson Fury. Fury vs Tyson would be a great bout to watch, but there is scepticism about whether the veteran would be fit enough to take on the Gypsy King.

In an interview on YouTube, Cordeiro explains that he believes he could take on anyone: “I can tell you, if he wants to do something in the future, he is going to be ready to do that – 100 per cent.

“As soon as we started training I said ‘My Lord. I didn’t know what to expect from a guy who hasn’t hit mitts for – I think – almost ten years.


“So I didn’t expect to see what I saw – I saw a guy with the same speed, the same power as a guy who is 21, 22-years-old.

“You would have to be a good guy to spar with Mike, because if you don’t prepare, he is going to drop you for sure – 100 per cent.

“The power is different level. I have trained a lot of heavyweights in my career, with not a lot of respect for everybody, but he is almost as powerful as Wanderlei Silva is right now.

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