Mike Tyson Reportedly Turned Down a $20 Million Fight Offer

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Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson recently posted several of his workout videos on social media and surprised the internet with his impressive conditioning. Rumors about Tyson’s comeback started circling almost immediately, and the 54-year-old boxer reportedly became intrigued by the idea after an overwhelmingly positive response. However, it appears that it will need a special offer for Iron Mike to come out of retirement.

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship president David Feldman recently had a chat with The Ring and told the magazine that he offered $20 million to Tyson for a single fight. However, they were turned down.

“We offered Tyson $20 million and some additional benefits, but he turned it down,” said Feldman. “Who knows what’s going to happen with Mike Tyson?”

The Ring reached out to Tyson’s representatives for the other side of the story, but haven’t heard back. However, sources close to Tyson revealed that the boxer isn’t interested in bare-knuckles fighting and would only consider standard boxing.

There were several reports about Tyson’s potential opponents if he ends up coming back. The most intriguing is the trilogy against Evander Holyfield. The two had a couple of fights in the ’90s, with Holyfield winning both bouts.