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Mike Tyson's Next Opponent Teased As Boxing Legend Calls Out Two Heavyweight Boxers

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Mike Tyson's Next Opponent Teased As Boxing Legend Calls Out Two Heavyweight Boxers

Mike Tyson is expected to make his sensational return to the squared circle against fellow boxing legend Lennox Lewis, according to Michael Franzese.

The 55-year-old American superstar made his stunning return to boxing in an exhibition showdown with Roy Jones Jr in November 2020.

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Tyson, whose last professional fight came in a 2005 defeat to Kevin McBride, went the full eight rounds against Jones and secured a split-decision draw on the night.

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The ex-undisputed world heavyweight champion has previously teased that a mouth-watering second showdown with Lewis could happen in an exhibition contest.

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Former New York mobster Franzese sat down with Tyson and dropped a bombshell hint that Iron Mike’s next opponent would be his former rival, according to EssentiallySports.

The 70-year-old American, who was a former capo for the Colombo crime family, suggested that the Tyson vs Lewis clash could happen in December.

Speaking on his Sit Down podcast, Franzese said: “He’s going to be fighting again in December. Lennox Lewis, and I can tell you he’s in great shape.”

Tyson went on to reveal that he would love to fight Brit superstars Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury after the Lewis bout.

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“I just want to get the exhibition over Lennox Lewis and probably my next one will be with Joshua or Tyson,” he added.

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The Baddest Man on the Planet had a heated rivalry with Lewis and an infamous build-up to their blockbuster mega-fight in 2002.

Lewis, who is regarded as one of the best heavyweights of all time, walked away with bragging rights after a sensational eighth-round knockout win over Tyson.

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Tyson bounced back with a first-round demolition win over Clifford Etienne in 2003, but Iron Mike would then suffer back-to-back defeats against Danny Williams and McBride.

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Speaking on Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson in April, the former heavyweight boxer named Lewis on his three-man wishlist for opponents he wanted to face in 2021.

“I want [Evander] Holyfield and I want Lennox Lewis this year,” Tyson said.

“I want both of them, I want to get them both this year. I also want to box an exhibition with Tyson Fury.

“If I do that -- even if I can get those two guys [Lewis and Holyfield], I’ll say, ‘This is a wrap, I’m just gonna live life.’

“And that’s just exhibitions. I’m gonna break all my professional true records with exhibitions.”

Featured Image Credit: Michael Franzese's YouTube/PA

Topics: Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Heavyweight Boxing, Boxing

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