WWE champion reveals he was ‘approached’ to box Mike Tyson at Madison Square Garden


Lashley was interviewed ahead of WWE SummerSlam, which takes place Saturday, July 30 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The 46-year-old is currently the WWE United States Champion and he previously fought in Bellator between 2014 and 2016.

While talking to Fighting selectionLashley revealed that he was asked about the “Iron Mike” fight:

According to the source, Lashley claimed he was approached “by a representative of a bare-knuckle boxing company” about the possibility of boxing Mike Tyson.

The former WWE Champion then suggested that Madison Square Garden was mentioned as a possible location, although talks are not advanced at this point.

According Fighting selectionLashley said it was a feeling process and he would like to do it because it would be an honor to compete against Tyson.

The former heavyweight champion’s last fight as a professional was in a losing effort against Kevin McBride in 2005.

The 56-year-old returned to the ring in July 2020 as he took on former world champion Roy Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition.

The fight was declared a draw after the fighters went the distance. Tyson hasn’t fought since, but a clash against Jake Paul was mentioned.

Lashley meanwhile has a 15-2 record in MMA. His last fight was on Bellator 162 in October 2016.

He defeated Josh Appelt by second-round submission, although he spent the last few years in WWE after making his comeback in 2018.

The former WWE Champion was previously with the company between 2005 and 2008.

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