Sonny Bill Williams will happily jump in the ring with Mike Tyson, but the former heavyweight champion will only make the sensational ring return to fight “another bona fide boxer.”
Big money deals and fake announcements have been circulating on the internet since 53 years back to training. An Australian matchmaker offered Tyson a $ 1 million charity fight against Williams.
The New Zealand rugby boxer broke his silence over the offer on Saturday, saying he would accept it.
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“If it’s for a good cause, I want to join Mike Tyson,” Williams said, according to Sydney Morning Herald. “It will be an honor … a career highlight to share the ring with the iconic figure of the sports world.
‘‘ I grew up watching Tyson and his fights. It’s hard not to admire Tyson’s strength and ferocity like many other sports people in the world. It will be a humbling and real moment in my life to look at him and know I am facing one of the best in this sport. “
Nonetheless, Tyson might have a bigger fish to fry with a delicious third match against Evander’s old enemy ‘Real Deal’ Holyfield forming possibilities – among many other offers.
A naked boxing promoter in the United States promised Baddest Man on the Planet $ 30 million in a comeback deal. And even Tyson Fury’s father and former heavyweight John Fury, 55, claimed he was ready to die in the ring in an attempt to defeat Tyson, known as one of the most venomous beaters in history.
A source close to one of the movements that played a role in promoting the return of Tyson told SunSport that fighting in Australia was meaningless.
An insider said: “Mike has ruled out the prospect of exhibition fights in Australia because he doesn’t want to fight cross-over athletes.
“If Mike goes back to boxing, it will only fight other bona fide boxers.
“Mike believes something else will be an insult to this sport.”