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Mike Tyson rejects $20million offer to fight bare-knuckle in 2020 comeback event

Mike Tyson has rejected a $20million offer to return in a bare-knuckle boxing match later this year.

The boxing legend was inundated with wildcard proposals from Bare-knuckle Boxing Fighting Championship promoter David Feldman after he announced plans to fight for the first time in 15 years.

“We offered Tyson $20million and some additional benefits, but he turned it down,” Feldman told Ring Magazine.

“Who knows what’s going to happen with Mike Tyson?

“[His management team] said he was going to fight in July already, but then they said he was going to fight in August.

“So who knows what’s going to happen with him.”

Tyson has been training since March with MMA mastermind Rafael Cordeiro.

The 54-years-old has worked himself into great shape and now appears to be back sparring.

Prior to his latest video, Tyson had only shown brief bursts of himself smashing the pads.

On Monday night, he showed flashes of himself in the ring with a partner wearing a headguard, although he did not have one on himself.

When asked about feeling unstoppable in his prime, Tyson told Facebook Gaming: “I feel unstoppable now.

“The gods of war have reawakened me. They’ve ignited my ego and want me to go to war again.”

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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