Regarding Mike Tyson, And a Comeback Against Bermane Stiverne

Can’t blame boxing’s Barnum for getting a little misty eyed and nostalgic for the grand old days, and harkening back and revisiting the time and aura when The Baddest Man on the Planet was in his stable, and acting as a maniacal revenue generator. Er….that is to say, a most-steady moneymaker.

The hypemaker a couple days ago drifted into fantasy land and verbalized a dream matchup. “Bermane Stiverne is Tyson-like,” he told press Monday. “And if he gets through this fight (with Deontay Wilder) I’m gonna go talk to Mike Tyson, and see if I can get him to come back and add his incredible ability, to come back just as George Foreman did at 46. Tyson being 48, and then Bernard Hopkins taking it to 50, I think it’s a thing, something the public would want to see. And you’re giving an opportunity again in the land of opportunity.”

Hey, stranger things have happened than Mike Tyson admitting he hasn’t gotten the boxing bug out of his system, and, maybe, because he had his IRA in Russian oil stocks or something, he wanted to make a comeback, ten years after he last gloved up.

Just to make sure nothing was in the works and King hadn’t set the table for his dreamy scenario, I reached out to Team Tyson. A source close to the all-time great listened to King’s fancy, and responded, “He is retired and if someone offered trillions of dollars it wouldn’t happen,? as he is happy with his life and career now in entertainment.”

So, had your heart set on Iron Mike trying to pull a B-Hop-ish feat, and finish his career with a W? Sorry, looks like King’s ramblings were just that.

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COMMENTS

-brownsugar :

I think King ...who has had a love, hate, and lawsuit ridden relationship with Tyson was just trying to pay homage to one of the greatest money-makers he ever had in his stable...while amping the promotion of Wilder vs Stiverne and reminding fans of his former glory at the same time. Its Kings time to shine. I see you.


-The Commish :

I think King ...who has had a love, hate, and lawsuit ridden relationship with Tyson was just trying to pay homage to one of the greatest money-makers he ever had in his stable...while amping the promotion of Wilder vs Stiverne and reminding fans of his former glory at the same time. Its Kings time to shine. I see you.
It's also King's last time to shine...and he knows it. The man is gonna' go out on his shield--just like Stiverne will. Except this time, King is not gonna' be able to step over the fallen body of his champion, the way he did years ago to Michael Dokes. When the count reaches "Ten," the fight will be over...and so will King's promotional career. -Randy G.


-oubobcat :

Unfortunately nothing in this sport would surprise me...


-stormcentre :

King has been in the game for a long time. He knows what to say, what buttons to push, when to pull the levers, and how to tug on the puppet-strings, and when to do so from the shadows. Right now there is a little media storm over his comments - exactly as he wanted - regardless of whether Tyson comes back or not. We're talking about the guy that put together and arguably gave us some of the world's most famous and memorable heavyweight fights. I'd expect nothing less.


-dino da vinci :

Two things are certain: 1. The Talking Heads with David Byrne are never getting back together. (To hear David tell it, "Know when people say never say never? We are never ever ever ever getting back together." I may have left out some extra evers here). 2. Mike Tyson never gloves up in earnest.