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Mike Tyson planning three more fights next year

Mike Tyson is already making plans for three more fights – after he expects to dispatch Roy Jones Jr.

Iron Mike makes his in-ring comeback in an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr on 28 November with proceeds going to charity.

If that goes according to his plan, with Tyson besting Jones, Brazilian coach Rafael Cordeiro has said that he expects more fights to follow.

Cordeiro said: “He is very happy to do three more fights next year and suddenly fight for great things.”

“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 10 years… I saw a guy with the same speed, the same power as a guy who is 21, 22 years old.

“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. When you talk about power, I held his right hook and thought, ‘He is going to kill somebody.'”

Evander Holyfield has long been spoken of as a possible opponent for Tyson.

And a clash with the man who stunned the world by beating him in 1990 – Buster Douglas – would be one to saviour, although highly unlikely as Iron Mike’s foe is 60 now.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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