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Mike Tyson Vs. Tyson Fury Mega-Fight Backed By Promoter Bob Arum

Mike Tyson Vs. Tyson Fury Mega-Fight Backed By Promoter Bob Arum

A mega exhibition bout between Tyson Fury and Mike Tyson has been backed by promoter Bob Arum, who believes the fight would be "good" for the WBC heavyweight champion.

Legendary boxing boss Arum would entertain the idea of his fighter, Fury, facing Tyson whose been training for a boxing comeback at the age of 53.

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A host of names have been linked with a fight against 'Iron' Mike with the former heavyweight champion of the world holding out for a legitimate opponent.

And the Top Rank CEO has put forward an exhibition bout between Fury vs. Tyson with proceeds going to charity.

"I would entertain the idea of Tyson Fury fighting an exhibition against Tyson if the money was going to a legitimate charity," Arum told Deadspin.

"I wouldn't finance it. I would put sweat equity into it. I think it would be good for Tyson (Fury)."

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The 88-year-old added: "I think it could do a lot of pay-per-view business.

"But would I want to bet on it by putting up my own money? No way. Millions of people are unemployed. Would they be willing to spend $80 to watch a 50-year-old man perform in the ring?

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"I have my doubts. Without the backing of a site fee, I don't think it's possible."

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Former foes Evander Holyfield and Danny Williams, to name but a few, have been touted as potential opponents for Tyson, not to mention the 'Gypsy King's father John, who called for a showdown against the returning boxing icon.

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"I'm looking at fighting Mike Tyson, how's that?" John Fury said in a video message to the American legend.

"I don't value my life to 50 pence but let me tell you something, Mike Tyson is worth doing charity with.

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"He's a proper king and a champion. He's a proper man, tried and tested.

"I'll fight Mike Tyson, I know he mentions my boy's name every five minutes so here I am.

"John Fury is hiding from no man, not even the king of all men.

"Mike Tyson, I will fight Mike Tyson. Hear that then, I will not be denied, I will die in a fight.

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"I am as game as an American Yankee c**t and I will die before I give in."

Topics: Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Boxing, Heavyweight, Bob Arum, Fight News

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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.