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Mike Tyson can stand in the way of Kubrat Pulev and all the names from the Top 10 in the heavyweight category. The former absolute world champion is training hard to return to the ring.
Iron wants to play several demonstration matches to raise funds to help those affected by coronavirus and people who do not have a roof over their heads.
However, the more he gets in shape, the more the 53-year-old legend attracts attention around him.
As a result, WBC boss Mauricio Suleiman announced that if Tyson really plans a serious comeback, he will put him in the Top 10 of the world rankings and give him the opportunity to win the world title.
The belt is currently owned by 31-year-old Tyson Fury, who is due to meet Diontay Wilder in late fall.
The winner of this match will face the Cobras or Anthony Joshua, who will also cross gloves at the end of the year for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts.
“Mike Tyson was the youngest person to win a world title. Maybe he will become the oldest. He is amazing, a legend. He is an icon of our sport and an icon of the WBC. He can knock out anyone, with just one blow, at any time. That is why we will support it. I don’t want to speculate, but this is a really exciting topic. It is one thing to fight demonstratively, it is another to fight professionally, because you have to go through a series of procedures. Mike Tyson deserves support and, of course, if he comes back, I’ll put him in the rankings. If anyone can do it, it is definitely him, “Suleiman was quoted as saying by Tema Sport.
Tyson is planning a match with Evander Holyfield (57), which could be organized in the fall. Shannon Briggs (48) is also rumored to fight him, but who knows – we may actually see the big return of the Dinosaur…