Mike Tyson blows fabricated ‘advanced contract talks’ with fake boxer apart

Once again the British tabloids are accused by a boxing superstar of fabricating a story. This time the honor goes to heavyweight legend Mike Tyson.

“The Baddest Man on the Planet” became the subject of “advanced contract talks” with a YouTuber for 2022, only for Tyson himself to blow the whole story.

Denying that any such negotiations took place, Tyson assured his fans that a recent encounter with a fake boxer made no mention of a future fight.

“It’s new for me. I saw Jacques [Paul, faux boxer in question] in St. Barts and he never talked about it,” Tyson said.

Representative Jo Mignano thinks a fight with either of the fake boxer brothers would never happen.

Mignano called the information “totally false”, according to Forbes. Adding that “the Paul brothers are great but he won’t fight either of them”.

Although he’s been out for a year or more, Tyson is constantly tied into a fight with plenty of opponents.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion made a unique show return against Roy Jones Jr. but remains retired and in his 50s.

This situation does not prevent the British media from broadcasting stories that apparently never existed. This has long been the case across the Atlantic.

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If Tyson had one more fight on the ropes, the likely opponent would be former foe Lennox Lewis.

It’s no secret that the couple have unfinished business. However, any fight would just be an exercise in making money.

It wouldn’t be competitive, as Tyson proved against Jones.

Lewis declared his interest when asked about a potential fight recently while attending a Premier Boxing Champions fight night.

Since then, everything has been quiet again.

Evander Holyfield did the Over-50s a disservice, however, when he was knocked out in one round by Vitor Belfort. Interest in a possible ‘Legends League’ remains in the air.

The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.

Phil Jay – Editor of World Boxing News since 2010 with over a billion views. Follow WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.