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Mike Tyson Turns Down Huge $18 Million Offer For Comeback Fight

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Mike Tyson Turns Down Huge $18 Million Offer For Comeback Fight

Mike Tyson has turned down a huge $18 million offer to face MMA legend Wanderlei Silva in a bare knuckle fight.

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The boxing legend, 53, rejected Bare Knuckle FC's insane offer because he's looking to return to traditional boxing, according to Marca.

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His trainer Rafael Cordeiro says the American great is preparing to return to the ring for a classic boxing match rather than a fight without gloves.

"Tyson is getting ready to do a boxing match with gloves," Cordeiro was quoted as saying via Globo.

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And Cordeiro believes 'Iron' Mike still has the speed and power of a 21-year-old.

"As soon as we started training I said 'My Lord,'" the Brazilian coach explained. "I didn't know what to expect from a guy who hasn't hit mitts for - I think - almost ten years.

"So, I didn't expect to see what I saw - I saw a guy with the same speed, the same power as a guy who is 21, 22-years-old.

"And I can tell; you would have to be a good guy to spar with Mike, because if you don't prepare, he is going to drop you for sure - 100%. The power is different level.

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"I have trained a lot of heavyweights in my career, with not a lot of respect for everybody, but he is almost as powerful as Wanderlei Silva is right now.

"When you talk about power, I held his right hook and thought 'he is going to kill somebody.'"

Evander Holyfield, who's also planning a boxing comeback, has been touted as a potential opponent for Tyson.

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Fight News, UFC

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