Mike Tyson Offered Rematch By The Last Man To Knock Him Out
Mike Tyson's comeback could be against the last man to knock him out, 14 years after their first fight, with Britain's Danny Williams claiming he's been in talks for a rematch.
The former heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson, has got people excited in the past week with the admission that he'd like to get back in the ring for charity exhibition fights, along with a video that showed him looking still scarily good.
Now Williams has claimed that he wants another fight with Iron Mike, after shocking him with a fourth round stoppage in Tyson's penultimate fight in 2004.
"I can confirm that a few of my agents have put my name up to fight 'Iron' Mike Tyson," Williams told World Boxing News.
"We are still awaiting an answer but it's definitely a fight I want.
"I'm very interested in facing Mike Tyson again."
Tyson lost to Lennox Lewis in 2002 before beating Clifford Etienne, that then put him in with Williams, with the Londoner having won his two previous fights since losing to Matt Skelton.
Beating the Baddest Man on the Planet gave Williams a fight for the world title against Vitali Klitschko, which he lost inside the distance in an eighth round stoppage.
The win against Tyson left Williams with a 32-3 record but he has continued boxing, up until as late as November last year, and now has a 54-28 record.
With Boxing News even calling for the 46-year-old to quit boxing last year in an open letter. In a bizarre moment in December 2019 he was scheduled for a fight but went to the ring in normal clothes to tell his opponent and the audience he wouldn't be boxing.
Just when you think you've seen it all. 2am in Germany & Danny Williams (53-28, 40 KO's) makes his ring walk in civilian clothes, supposedly to face Gueney Artak (6-0, 6 KO's) for the GBA heavyweight title. Williams informs the crowd he felt ill in the morning & can't fight. pic.twitter.com/p02lI9QLhZ- Tim - Boxeo 拳闘 Boxen бокс มวย Boks 拳击 Box (@Hock1717) December 15, 2019
If Tyson doesn't face Williams then he could be moving Down Under for his return with an Australian promoter reportedly offering him $1 million to fight Paul Gallen, Barry Hall or New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams.
Whilst Williams is best known for playing in both codes of rugby the former All Black, who now plays league for Toronto Wolfpack, is also a former New Zealand heavyweight champion.
Who will Tyson face on his comeback?