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UFC Legend Chuck Liddell Reacts To Mike Tyson's Boxing Comeback

UFC Legend Chuck Liddell Reacts To Mike Tyson's Boxing Comeback

Chuck Liddell supports Mike Tyson's decision to return to boxing and says he looks in "great" shape ahead of a sensational comeback.

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The 53-year-old is eyeing a return to the ring in the form of a charity/exhibition bout with a trilogy fight against fellow returning legend Evander Holyfield mooted.

However, some fans and critics have expressed concerns over Tyson's proposed comeback, but UFC Hall of Famer Liddell is backing the boxing icon's comeback.

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"Whatever he wants. He looked in great shape, he looks like he's been working out. I mean, before he decided to announce something, he got ready," the former UFC light-heavyweight champion told Submission Radio.

"He still got it. If he wants to go out there and do some exhibition matches, it'll be great."

He added: "I don't know if I'm going to be issuing keys for making comebacks but he knows where he needs to be and how he needs to feel. Tyson's been doing this for way too long."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Liddell himself came out of retirement to face Tito Ortiz in 2018 for a third time following a three-fight losing skid in the UFC.

He fought Ortiz under Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, but suffered a damaging defeat. The 50-year-old then called time on his MMA career in March 2020.

'Iron' Mike, meanwhile, could be in line to meet Shannon Briggs who claims a deal is almost in place.

Promoter Bob Arum has also suggested Tyson could face WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

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

Nasir Jabbar

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.

 

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