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Eddie Hearn Reveals The Message He's Received About Mike Tyson's Boxing Return

Eddie Hearn Reveals The Message He's Received About Mike Tyson's Boxing Return

Eddie Hearn has revealed he's been contacted about getting involved with Mike Tyson's sensational return to boxing.

Tyson sent the boxing world into overdrive recently with the announcement that he's planning on returning to the ring, as well as dropping remarkable training footage.

Matchroom Boxing chief Hearn has now revealed that he has been 'reached out' to in regards to 'The Baddest Man on the Planet' stepping back into the ring.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
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The 40-year-old told British Boxers per Michael Benson: "They reached out to me. I had a message. There's a fine line, I've crossed it a couple of times, between integrity of the sport vs entertainment/delivering numbers. I don't know, stranger things have happened, we'll see."

Hearn didn't confirm what the offer was or if he turned it down but it's something that adds further speculation to Tyson's return.

Although fans are excited to see Tyson return to the ring after 15 years, some have questioned if it is the right decision considering the way his career ended.

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'Iron Mike' lost his final two fights to journeymen Danny Williams and Kevin McBride and he looked a shadow of his former self.

A man who is desperate to see Tyson stay away from the ring is legendary Queensberry Promotions promoter Frank Warren.

"I don't care if Mike Tyson is in the gym for the next ten years, he has no chance against any heavyweight," Warren stated in his Metro column.

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"I have no idea who would license him at the age of 53 if it wasn't an exhibition match. I can't see any governing body doing that. He's in there getting himself fit and well, and that's brilliant.

"...I saw his short training clip and all I can say is pads do not hit back. It was a short video for a reason."

Tyson revealed his return will be for charity exhibition bouts to help 'make some money' and 'help homeless and drug-affected' people.

Who do you think Tyson will face in his return and are you excited to see it?

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Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: British Boxers/YouTube & Mike Tyson/Instagram

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Legends, Eddie Hearn

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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