Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson intends to engage in further exhibition fights in 2021.
In November last year, Tyson, 54, returned from a 15-year ring hiatus to draw with another veteran in four-weight champion Roy Jones, 51.
That eight-round exhibition bout had its detractors, but managed to draw 1.5 million purchases on pay-per-view. Tyson is vowing to return this year in his Legends Only Boxing League and says he has received numerous enquiries from interested fighters.
“It’ll be better this time,” Tyson told Patrick Mouratoglou on Instagram Live. “It was interesting [fighting Jones]. I felt really good, I felt confident. I felt that I could do it again.
“We started Legends Only League and it’s really interesting. Once I announced that I was going to do my exhibition, everybody, all these other athletes all wanted to get involved in some way.”
One possible opponent could be a 58-year-old Evander Holyfield, who holds two wins over Tyson in their fighting peaks and has relentlessly petitioned for a third bout in recent months.