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Tyson Fury Vs. Mike Tyson Could Be For The WBC Heavyweight World Title

Tyson Fury Vs. Mike Tyson Could Be For The WBC Heavyweight World Title

A blockbuster clash between Tyson Fury and Mike Tyson could be for the coveted WBC world heavyweight title, says governing body president Mauricio Sulaiman.

'Iron' Mike, 53, is planning a sensational boxing comeback after training for an exhibition bout.

But the WBC president is backing the former world heavyweight champion to return to competitive action in the form of a professional fight.

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And he revealed that he would support the returning boxing icon to compete for the WBC heavyweight belt.

"I am very excited, very happy. He has brought great positive attention to the sport. Why? Because Mike Tyson is a hero and an icon," Sulaiman told Boxing Social.

"He fell in very difficult times, as many has done, and now it's boxing that is bringing him back."

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He added: "Of course, it will be with the absolute care of the medicals, of the testing, the complete protocol to make sure whoever is in the ring is in top shape and has no additional risk.

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"I am supporting it 100 per cent and if someone wants to say he wants to fight for the title, I will say he will and the WBC will be there!"

Tyson, aged 20 at the time, first captured the famous green and gold strap when he destroyed Trevor Berbick in November 1986.

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Fury, meanwhile, is slated to face Deontay Wilder for a third time after stopping 'The Bronze Bomber' in February to become a two-time world heavyweight champion.

The trilogy bout was scheduled for July until the coronavirus crisis delayed the heavyweight contest.

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The third meeting is tentatively penciled in for the "fourth quarter" of 2020.

Topics: Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Boxing, Heavyweight, Fight News, Deontay Wilder

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.