Tyson Fury called out for ‘modified’ boxing match on Mike Tyson undercard by 43-year-old MMA star Vitor Belfort – The Sun

TYSON FURY has been called out to a modified boxing match by former MMA champion Vitor Belfort – who has plans to fight on Mike Tyson's undercard.

Fury, 31, has dabbled with the prospect of making a switch to the UFC once his boxing career is over, but Belfort has warned him against the move.


The current ONE Championship star last year called out ring legend Roy Jones Jr to meet in hybrid boxing match, with clinching involved.

And now the former UFC light-heavyweight has set his sights on the WBC heavyweight champion – and pleaded with Fury to drop hopes of crossing over to the UFC and instead meet him half way.

Belfort 43, told SunSport: "Don't do that Tyson – it's too much, it's not fair.

"Tyson Fury is a great champion, but I would love to box him in a rules that benefit an athlete from MMA.

"I would love to test myself against this great world champion. And I love his personality, his approach, he's a simple and down to earth guy.

"I would love to test my skills with him but in rules where I can grapple in the clinch, I can do standing punching, so I can even the ground a little so we can entertain fans on a level that has never been done before."


Belfort has had one professional boxing match, but campaigned to represent the UFC with the gloves on during his time with the American promotion.

He still wants to tempt 51-year-old four-weight champion Jones – who only retired in 2018 – back to the ring, despite their failed talks last year.

Belfort said: "Roy Jones has to get his stuff together and start getting ready because he has to come back to the scene.

"Roy has a great legacy in boxing but I want to fight him in what we call box-martial arts.

"It's rules that benefit me too, but it's not in a cage, I'm not going to knee him, not going to take him to the ground.

"But I will be able to grind him in the clinch and make him feel the pace. We're going to even the ground."

Belfort signed with Asian MMA powerhouse ONE Championship last year, and believes he has the backing of CEO Chatri Sityodtong in his bid to launch a hybrid boxing bout.

He explained: "Maybe they can put together an event with me against Tyson Fury or Roy Jones Jr.

"I really feel like we are about to do something really big and when I signed with ONE Championship I got that feeling.

"Everyone is always looking for a new thing and they want not just to be entertained but something new."

Belfort has recently been training with old friend Tyson, 53, who shocked fans after announcing plans to make a comeback to box in exhibition bouts.

And the Brazilian hopes his dream of facing past or present boxing royalty can act as chief support for Iron Mike's first fight in 15 years.

He added: "I'm Team Tyson, so if he fights I'll be the co-main event.

"He's in fantastic shape, he's been feeling good. I believe when you are more mature in age you don't have to do so much, because you've got experience.

"He's in great shape, he's got great people around him, I'm excited for Tyson."

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Mike Tyson ‘looking forward’ to death and insists lack of fear made him so scary in the ring – The Sun

MIKE TYSON revealed he is looking forward to death as "living might be more complicated than dying".

Tyson still stands as the youngest heavyweight world champion in history after beating Trevor Berbick in 1986 aged 20 years and 4 months.


And the 53-year-old believes his total lack of fear drove him to embrace the possibility of death in the ring – but always thought he would "do the killing" if fatality struck during one of his fights.

He told The Sportsman: "I knew there was a possibility that I could die during training, during a fight. I knew that.

"But I wasn’t scared because I thought if anybody was going to die, I would do the killing. That self-confidence was a survival mechanism.

"But now, from my experience, from what I believe, the more I know about not existing, the more willing I am to die."

When asked if he is actually looking forward to death, the knockout king said: "Yeah. I don’t fear it.

"Living might be more complicated than dying to me. The belief of it. I don’t know if it’s true. Because living takes a lot of courage. Without the courage, you can’t handle living.

But now, from my experience, from what I believe, the more I know about not existing, the more willing I am to die."

"Living is a journey, living is a struggle. People have everything and they still can’t do it, they struggle. We take ourselves too seriously.

"We think we’re somebody. Who the f***? We’re nothing! We come from s***; we think we’re special! Fame is s***."

Tyson recently broke down in tears on his podcast. He revealed he has been left feeling empty with his years as one of sport’s biggest stars well behind him and that he misses the man he was during his prime.

He is now back in training as he prepares for his return to the ring after 15 years of retirement.

And the 53-year-old is in talks with Evander Holyfield over a November rematch in the Middle East.

Reports have also claimed he has been offered £900,000 to rematch Peter McNeeley when he makes his comeback.

The American reigned as champ twice, but spent three years in prison after being convicted of rape in 1992.

After his jail sentence Tyson won the WBC and WBA titles in 1996 but in the same year lost to Evander Holyfield and infamously bit his ear in their rematch a year later.

And the heavyweight icon revealed his turbulent past helped him come to grips with life after he walked away from the ring and lost his aura of invincibility.

Tyson said: "You find out you’re not. You’re capable of going to jail, you’re capable of dying, you’re capable of being mistreated.

"I don’t really expect bad things to happen to me, but when they do happen to me, I understand it and I’m able to handle it. I’ve handled bad stuff before, that’s been my life.

"So I don’t trip over bad things. I know shit happens. When bad things happen I will be still striving to do something. I won’t be discouraged."

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How Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Cristiano Ronaldo became the biggest earning sports stars from 1990-2020 – The Sun

IN the past 30 years, the world's leading sports stars have vied for the title of highest earner.

From Tiger Woods in golf to Michael Jordan on the basketball court, they've all made a mint during their era of being the best.


Forbes has put together a brilliant animated timeline that documents the wealth these sporting geniuses have generated while on top of their game over the last three decades.

Let SunSport explain who did it, year-by-year, and how.

1990

It was the year Margaret Thatcher quit as Prime Minister, and in sport there was one man on everybody's lips.

Forget Maggie in the House of Commons, Mike Tyson was the most feared person on the planet.

However, in February of that year he was surprisingly toppled by rank outsider Buster Douglas, which explains why that un-fancied fighter raked in around £21million.

He followed his shock victory with a blockbuster fight against Evander Holyfield and lost the WBA, WBC, IBF, and lineal heavyweight titles.

He earned slightly less than Tyson (around £23million) that year who fought two more fights, knocking out Henry Tillman and Alex Stewart.

Incredibly, Sugar Ray Leonard makes the top three (around £10million) and he didn't even fight in 1990.


1991

By the end of '91, boxers still dominated the sports world – thanks to large purses boosted by pay-per-view events.

It was Evander Holyfield, the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight champ, who was the man to beat – defeating both George Foreman and Bert Cooper to earn big days.

His wealth shot up to £47million.

However, Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan was beginning to cement his name in basketball as a huge commodity commercially with brand Air Jordan.

He moved up to third on the list with a £12million fortune.

1992

Formula 1 winner Nigel Mansell soared faster than his Renault racing car – with a £12million fortune in '92.

But despite winning the drivers' championship, he still wasn't worth as much as Brazilian racing god Ayrton Senna (£17million).

It was rising star Jordan though who took top spot – more than doubling his earnings to £28million by the end of the year, as he celebrated regaining the NBA championship with the Bulls.

1993

Towards the tail-end of 1992, Holyfield's reign as boxing's best heavyweight was over after he lost to Riddick Bowe by unanimous decision.

Bowe fought three fights in '93, including two successful defences against Michael Dokes and Jesse Ferguson, before he was beaten by Holyfield in their rematch.

Still, those fights saw him earn a total of £19.5million.

Our own Lennox Lewis, who held the WBC heavyweight title, crept in with £11.5million – thanks to two big wins against Tony Tucker and Frank Bruno.

But it was still Jordan on top with £29million.


1994

The emergence of Shaquille O'Neal in basketball threatened Jordan's crown as the king of the court.

In the 1994-95 season, he led the scoring in the NBA with a 29.3 point scoring average.

His performances made him around £13million – but he was still dwarfed by his rival, who earned almost double.

Other notable entrants included tennis legend Andre Agassi, who won the US Open, with £8.8million and Jack Nicklaus (£11.4million) who won the Senior PGA Tour's version of the Mercedes Championship that year.

1995

It's the return of 'Iron Mike'.

Tyson was out of jail after three years serving a rape conviction and on the comeback trail.

And he unleashed his frustrations after he was uncaged on Peter McNeeley and Buster Mathis Jr, who were both battered as Tyson raked in £33million.

After signing a mega-contract with Dallas Cowboys, Deion Sanders jumped up to fourth on the list with £17.7million.

But everybody still trailed Jordan on £36million.

1996

Football came home, but you'd be hard-pushed to find any footballers on this list… for the moment.

It was the year that Jordan's run of four consecutive years being the highest earner in sport came to an end, even though he became a Hollywood star in Space Jam.

Mike Tyson took the crown again – £58million made in '96 – wining both the WBC and WBA titles against Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon respectively.

That same year he fought Evander Holyfield for the first time, losing at the MGM Grand, but still earning a huge pay-day.

Michael Schumacher appears in third spot with £26.7million thanks to signing a bumper deal with Ferrari.

1997

By the end of 1997, Jordan has regained his crown with £63million, while Tyson slipped to fourth on the list with £21million.

Tyson's victor Holyfield enjoyed a career resurgence, beating him in a rematch through disqualification (the famous ear-bite) and later Michael Moorer to make £43million.

Oscar De La Hoya retained the WBC and lineal light welterweight titles in 1996, and then defended them five times, most notably against Hector Camacho, to record £31million.

1998

There was just no shifting 'Air Jordan', who once again recorded the highest salary of any sports star at £55million.

However, his shock retirement a month into 1999 had an effect on his future earnings, as you will soon read.

At Ferrari, Schumacher was beginning to turn the Italians into a supreme racing team – earning his £29.9m salary.

While hockey star Sergei Federov was a new entry with £23million starring for the Detroit Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup.

1999

By the late 90s Tiger Woods was hailed as a sporting genius, with predictions that he was going to be the first ever billionaire sportsman.

He followed up his Masters win two years previous to land the PGA Championship for the first time in '99.

His earnings put him marginally second behind Schumacher (£38.7million) with £37 million.

Lennox Lewis, who added Holyfield's WBA, IBF titles, and the vacant IBO heavyweight belt to his WBC, featured in eighth place with £22million.

2000

It was the year F1 star Schumacher won his first drivers' championship with Ferrari – justifying the huge salary the Italians were paying him.

The German earned an incredible £48million, while his nearest rival Woods trailed him by £4million.

Michael Jordan returned to basketball with the Washington Wizards, but not as a player, but an owner – still managing to make £29million.

2002

With no records for 2001, we skip to 2002 – and there's a change at the top.

With Masters and US Open wins in 2002, Woods made an astonishing £55.8million.

Schumacher dropped just behind with £53million.

Now back playing in the NBA with the Wizards, Jordan made £28.2million.

Kobe Bryant was a new entry in the top 10 with £17million after leading the LA Lakers to their second NBA championship in consecutive years.

2003

No stopping Tiger.

Despite no major championship wins in 2003, he was still out on top making more than ever (£63million).

Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez became the youngest ever player to hit 300 home runs in '03, and made the cut in 7th position with £21million.

Michael Jordan, in his final year as a basketball pro aged 40, still managed to make £28million.

2004

The first footballer to make the list is, of course, our very own David Beckham.

A year before, Becks left Manchester United for Real Madrid and it helped him become a global superstar.

He was the 8th highest paid sports star in '04 with earnings of around £22million.

NFL legend Peyton Manning won his second MVP trophy on the spin, making £32million in the process.

However, it was still Woods on top, closely followed by Schumacher.

2005

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong made his first appearance on the list in '05 – after winning seven Tour de France titles in a row from 1999.

A figure of £22million wasn't too shabby for the American, and he was another new entry in highest earning sports stars, alongside MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, who earned the same amount.

NFL star Michael Vick made £29million after signing a nine-year contract with Atlanta Falcons.

Woods (£70million) still leads Schumacher though by £21million more in earnings.

2006

It was the year a retired boxing legend made his biggest payday.

Muhammad Ali hadn't fought a professional fight for 25 years, but he was the third highest earning sports star in the world in '06 with £50million.

How? Simple. By selling rights to his name and likeness to entertainment and licensing firm CKX.

Phil Mickelson, who won the Masters and the US Open in '06, also features in fourth sport with £38million.

Yes, you've guessed it, Tiger is out in front though with £73million.

2007

Two years after winning the Ballon d'Or and winning the hearts of Barcelona fans, Ronaldinho's performances were beginning to help him accumulate a solid wage.

He was the 10th highest earner in '07 with £24million.

Kimi Raikkonen, now an F1 World Championship winner, also makes an appearance in fourth spot overtaking Schumacher as motor-racing's highest earner with £31million.

Woods is now at £80million – and is still the top dog.

2008

Brand Beckham goes into overdrive.

At this point in time, the Three Lions legend was in his second year at LA Galaxy – breaking America.

So it's no wonder he's second to Woods (£92million) with £40million.

Roger Federer makes his first appearance in the top 10 – winning the US Open for the fourth time in a row in '08.

LeBron James, then 21, breaks into the list with £30million.

2009

For eight years in a row the Tiger money-making machine showed no signs of slowing.

In '09 earnings had jumped to an unfathomable £89million.

Thanks to an induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, Jordan enjoyed a spike with £36.4million.

Raikkonen was fractionally behind him with £36million, a year before leaving Formula 1.

2010

The emergence of several new names in the sporting world provided a more refreshing list for 2010.

Boxers Floyd Mayweather (£50.2million) and Manny Pacquiao (£32.4million) entered the fray in second and eighth spot respectively.

NFL stars Eli Manning (£31million) and Terrell Suggs (£29million) also feature.

Tiger's on £85million, down four million from the previous year.

2011

Now, we have three names from football in the top 10.

Cristiano Ronaldo (£31million) and Lionel Messi (£25million) joined the group of high-earners in 7th and 10th spot.

But they still trail Becks on £32.5million in terms of being football's highest earner.

Winning the French Open helped Federer climb up to fourth spot with £37million.

2012

Tiger's stranglehold on top spot after ten years at the top is finally over!

He makes way for Mayweather, who earned £68million after defeating Miguel Cotto to win the WBA (Super) light middleweight title.

And boxing really took over, with Pacquiao right behind him with £49million.

Federer, again, enjoyed a rise with £42 million. It was the year he won his 7th Wimbledon title.

2013

Guess who's back?

Not to be outdone, Woods returned as sports' biggest paid star in 2013 – once he returned to winning ways.

He won the Farmers Insurance Open, the WGC-Cadillac Championship, then the Arnold Palmer Invitational in quick succession.

Sponsors Nike then released an ad to commemorate his return to top of the rankings with the tagline "winning takes care of everything".

2014

It was the year the promising talents of their sport would see their earnings leap.

Fresh from his second Ballon d'Or win on the spin (his third in total at that point), Ronaldo was a runner-up with £64million.

Mayweather was the top contender – with a mega £82million thanks to two blockbusting fight and wins over Argentine Marcos Maidana.

LeBron James returned to Cleveland to play for the Cavs after opting out of his contract with the Miami Heat, which made him £57million richer.

While Rafael Nadal returned to form with a French Open win on his way to a £35million payday.

2015

Billed as the fight of the century, Mayweather and Pacquiao locked horns to earn a fortune in 2015.

Mayweather won the fight and the majority of the purse – a cool £240million that kept him in Bugattis.

But Pacquiao's £127million isn't a bad runners-up prize.

On the opposite side of the scale, Tiger's star was fading – with scandals and injuries contributing to a poor run of form and loss of sponsors. Just £41million this year.

2016

Mayweather retired, Pacquiao turned his hand to politics, which meant both prize fighters dropped out of the top 10.

Ronaldo and Messi were (and still are) dominating the football world, competitively trying to outdo each other to grab the moniker of who was the best.

It was Ronaldo who reclaimed his Ballon d'Or from his Barcelona rival, after winning the Euros with his country, and he topped the rich list.

But just like their talents, there wasn't much in it. Ronaldo made £70million, while the Argentine earned £65million.

Fresh from Australian Open and French Open wins, Novak Djokovic forced his way into the top 10 (sixth spot) with £43million.

2017

Lewis Hamilton makes his first appearance on the list – thanks to winning his third Formula 1 championship in four years.

He netted £35million in motorsport, which isn't too shabby.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was also making a name for himself as the three-point king and NBA champ with £37million – aided by a bumper sponsorship deal with Under Armour.

Ronaldo led LeBron by around £5.6million at the top with £75million.

In the NFL, Andrew Luck's contract extension from the previous year with the Colts made him the highest paid player in American football with £36million, which put him sixth position.

2018

Mayweather came out of retirement to put on an exhibition of boxing in a special fight against UFC star Conor McGregor.

Defeating the Irishman, he scored an astonishing £227million – just slightly less than his 2015 fight against Pacquiao.

McGregor, on the other hand, was £79million richer.

A year after becoming the most expensive footballer in the world, PSG star Neymar joined the list with £72million.

But he still trailed behind Messi (£89million) and Ronaldo (86million), who lost their Ballon d'Or crown to Luka Modric.

2019

Thanks to a huge contract signed with streaming service DAZN, Canelo Alvarez found himself in the big league – with £73million to his name in '19.

He also added the IBF middleweight belt to his name after defeating Daniel Jacobs, as well as the WBO light heavyweight title for stopping Sergey Kovalev.

But it was Messi who was the top boy – £102million richer, which is his highest total to date.

It also coincided with him reclaiming the Ballon d'Or.

2020

Today's top earner in sport, incredibly at 38, is Roger Federer – becoming the first tennis player in history to top the list.

His pay-packet of £86million is partly due to the coronavirus pandemic that has halted all major sports.

Both Ronaldo and Messi have seen massive salary cuts, and are down to £85million and £84million respectively.

In 2019, Woods ended an 11-year major trophy drought by winning the Masters in April, so he's £50million wealthier.

While Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins penned a new contract back in March to find himself squeezed into the top 10 with £49million.


 

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Tyson Fury confirms talks with Dana White over shock UFC switch but not until after WBC champ has finished boxing career – The Sun

TYSON FURY revealed he has held talks with Dana White over a UFC switch – but warns it will only come once he hangs up his boxing gloves.

The unbeaten heavyweight champion last year sparked speculation he could make a splash in the Octagon after confirming an interest in facing UFC champion Stipe Miocic or powerhouse Francis Ngannou.


But Fury – who dethroned Deontay Wilder of the WBC title in February – admitted he cannot step foot in the cage until his heavyweight rivals are wiped out – including the division's up and comers.

He told iFL TV: “I’ve had plenty of conversations with Dana White about potentially having a fight with one of the guys. But, at the minute, I don’t need to fight UFC guys.

"I need to clear up some of my own stuff. There’s a few guys that need to be fought in this era. I need to fight Wilder again. I’ve got to fight Joshua. I need to fight Dillian Whyte.

“I’ll fight anyone, and there’s a lot coming up too like Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois and Tony Yoka. A lot of fresh meat to beat on. There’s even fights like Luis Ortiz, whoever.

When I’m finished what I’m doing in my own career, we can look at something like that.

"There’s so many heavyweights today. Efa Ajagba, the Nigerian. He looks pretty good, big tall kid. Filip Hrgovic – he looks amazing, too.

"Oleksandr Usyk, Dereck Chisora – he’s in the mix. There’s so many good heavyweights out there to be fought and fights to give the fans."

Fury – the highest paid fighter over the last 12 months – has two fights left on his ESPN deal, and previously warned he would retire once fulfilling them.

But the 31-year-old appears to have made a career U-turn, after revealing he could fight on till he is 40 – replicating Wladimir Klitschko's famous run.

And towards the backend of his campaign Fury – who claims to have accepted an exhibition bout offer against Mike Tyson – is open to fighting the best the UFC has to offer.

He continued: “Until then, I don’t need a fight with Francis Ngannou.

"I don’t need Stipe Miocic, Brock Lesnar, whoever. I don’t need these guys to fight in a crossover match right now.

"When I’m finished what I’m doing in my own career, we can look at something like that.”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Most Scientifically Inaccurate Movies Ever

Neil deGrasse Tyson is world-famous for spreading scientific knowledge. Interestingly, he’s not interested in merely discussion ions and quarks. He also takes quite a bit of time to discuss popular culture as it pertains to science.

Tyson has discussed Hollywood movies at length. Sometimes, people ask him what the most scientifically inaccurate movie ever is. He’s given multiple answers to that question — but he’s always picked sci-fi Disney movies.

The unusually dark Disney movie the Neil deGrasse Tyson hates

The 1970s were a fascinating time for science fiction. In prior decades, big budget science fiction movies like Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey were few and far between. However, the success of Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind changed all that.

One of the major studio science fiction movies to come out of the post-Star Wars science fiction boom was 1979’s The Black Hole. The live-action Disney production was darker than the film which animated musicals that define the studio. The film has a cult following thanks to its dark tone, similar to other atypical Disney films like The Black Cauldron and The Watcher in the Woods.

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The Black Hole has its fans but Tyson is not one of them. In a 2014 interview with TMZ ,he described it as the least scientifically accurate movie of all time. Tyson called it “embarrassing” and “one of the worst movies ever.” The Black Hole isn’t an acclaimed film, but it’s surprising that Tyson sees it as one of the worst movies ever made!

He panned the film’s depiction of a black hole. In the film, characters enter a black hole and see landscapes similar to heaven and hell. Tyson decried this depiction, saying if someone entered a black hole, they’d be “spaghettified.” A reporter from TMZ noted how fiery Tyson was when discussing The Black Hole and Tyson responded “Don’t get me started about Black Hole!”

Another Disney movies outdoes ‘The Black Hole’

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However, a few years later, Tyson changed his mind. By 2019, he no longer viewed The Black Hole as the least scientifically accurate movie ever. Instead he gave that dubious honor to another live-action Disney movie: Armageddon.

On Twitter, Tyson commented “I’m occasionally asked what’s the worst science-violating movie ever. My answer was Disney’s “The Black Hole” (1979) — until “Armageddon” (1998) came along, which violated more laws of physics (per minute) than any other film in the universe.”

Armageddon is about a bunch of oil drillers who are sent into space in order to destroy a huge, newly-discovered asteroid hurtling towards earth. Tyson didn’t like the implications of the film. According to Newsweek, Tyson said an asteroid of that size would have been discovered centuries ago. The Black Hole and Armageddon might not be the most acclaimed movies ever but at least they’ve helped Tyson educate people.

Also see: ‘Titanic’: How Neil deGrasse Tyson Got James Cameron to Change the Film

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Mike Tyson reveals how he escaped police punishment despite being pulled over driving while ‘high as a motherf***er’ – The Sun

MIKE TYSON has revealed he was let off by police after being stooped while driving as "high as a mother******".

Iron Mike, 53, who has announced plans to get back in the ring after a 14-year hiatus, made the stunning admission on the latest edition of his Hotboxin podcast.

The Baddest Man on the Planet runs his own cannabis farm and is said to earn £500,000 a year from the business.

Tyson, who announced plans to return to boxing last month, revealed he was under the influence of weed AND alcohol when he was pulled over by cops in California.

He said: "I remember one day I got pulled over, I’m drunk, I’m high.

“So they pulled me over and they said, ‘Pull up on the kerb’.

"“So I pull up, I go on the kerb… boom boom! Ohhhhhhhhhh s***!

“The cop turns and looks and he goes, ‘Oh s*** Mike Tyson! F****** hell!’

“So I said, 'Sir, can you help me get to this address?’ Then he took me to the f****** address where the drug spot was and I said, ‘Thank you sir’ and I was free!

“Oh s***! I’m high as a motherf*****.”

It has been suggested that Tyson's return could be a third fight against old foe Evander Holyfield, despite calls for him to quit.

The 57-year-old is also in training ahead of his own comeback.

Tyson is widely claimed to be one of the greatest fighters of all time.

The boxer, from New York, was just 20 when he lifted the world heavyweight title and went on to dominate boxing.

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Mike Tyson Still Chokes up When Talking About the Tragic Death of His Daughter

When he was at the top of the world, Mike Tyson was perhaps the toughest man on the planet. That said, nobody is unbeatable, and even “Iron Mike” could lose.

While it sucks to get knocked out in the ring, one of the hardest moments for Tyson was something that was totally out of his control. That moment was when he found out that his 4-year-old daughter, Exodus, had died.

Even to this day, when Mike Tyson talks about his daughter’s tragic death, he can’t help but to tear up.

How Mike Tyson’s daughter died

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In 2009, while the former champion was away in Las Vegas, his family was living a normal life in their home in Arizona, according to ABC News. Exodus and Miguel Tyson were playing around the house, while their mother was busy cleaning the place. While Exodus was in the playroom, her neck somehow got caught by a cord that was attached to their treadmill. 

Her mother asked Miguel to check up on Exodus, and they found her “in distress.” Their mom freed Exodus from the cord, called 911 for help, and then gave her CPR, but by then, it was too late. By the time that ‘Iron Mike’ heard about this and flown back home, Exodus had died in the hospital. 

How Mike Tyson reacted to this news

The death of a child is obviously a very traumatic moment, and Tyson didn’t handle it well. In an interview with HBO’s Real Sports, the former champion let all of his emotions out and told the brutally honest truth.

He recalled that, when he first heard the news, his first instinct was to grab his gun and “go crazy.” He didn’t know who he’d hurt, but that was, as he said, “his best thinking at the time.” 

Then, when he got to the hospital and saw his daughter, those thoughts went away. Instead, he was filled with the pain and agony that any parent who had just lost their child would feel. He turned to cocaine, saying that he needed to feel high to get through the experience.

The former heavyweight champion of the world was so choked up and brought to tears that he ended the interview right then and there. He told the interviewer, “You have to go now, you understand, right?” and then asked the camera crew to take the equipment off of him.

The cameras were still rolling as Tyson left the interview area, and afterward, he was crying and apologizing for crying. 

How Mike Tyson coped with this loss

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After binging on cocaine to cope, Tyson sought for a more permanent solution to his pain, and that was in his future wife, Lakiha Spicer. The bond between the two strengthened after this tragic event, and a little more than a week after his daughter’s death, the two were married. 

Spicer has since helped the former champion turn his life around. He went from throwing crazy drug-fueled parties to being a relatively sober guy. Tyson just smokes weed now, and he even has his own business in the weed industry. On top of that, the two have two children with one another, a daughter named Milan and a son named Morocco. 

Milan and Morocco joined Tyson’s large family, which includes his other kids from his past marriages and relationships. His other kids are named, according to FanBuzz, Mikey Lorna, Miguel, Rayna, and Amir. That said, according to The New York Times, he also considers himself as the father to Gena, who’s the biological daughter of his ex-wife, Monica Turner.

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Tyson Fury refuses to pay Deontay Wilder to stand aside for Anthony Joshua as he names his next THREE fights – The Sun

TYSON FURY has vowed to "take Deontay Wilder's scalp again" and will not entertain the idea of paying the Bronze Bomber to step aside.

Instead, the Gypsy King mapped out his next three fights starting with Wilder and then two bouts with Anthony Joshua.

There has been much speculation that the American could be convinced to relinquish his right to a trilogy bout… for the right price.

But Fury has poured cold water on that idea, despite the fact it would free him up for a heavyweight unification fight with Joshua sooner.

He told Mark Wright on an Instagram Live: "We've got the rematch with Wilder on at some point as well, then we've got the two AJ fights.

"Well, one, and then obviously when I batter him he'll want a rematch."

Wright then asked him explicitly who he would be fighting first out of Wilder and Joshua, and Fury was unequivocal.

He replied: "Well Wilder's got a rematch clause so.

"Some newspaper reported that he wanted £10million to step aside.

"I'm not paying him no money to step aside… I'd rather take his scalp again.

"I'll beat him in the ring and that's how I'll get him out the way. I wouldn't pay him £2m to step aside.

"I'd rather give him another battering, again. I'm gonna take him out again for a third time, hopefully end of the year, and then we're going to go into 2021 for the biggest fight in boxing history between two undefeated British heavyweights – me and AJ.

"We're going to battle it out for all the gold."

I'm not paying him no money to step aside… I'd rather take his scalp again.

Wright pointed out that it would be a bigger fight than Lennon Lewis vs Mike Tyson, and Fury agreed.

"Yeah because we're both undefeated. Me and Wilder was the biggest fights since the 1970s because we were both undefeated champions.

"Usually you get these fighters and they've already been beaten."

Fury then gave his brutal assessment of the heavyweight division, and his dominance over it.

"There used to be a three-headed monster in this division, it was me, Wilder and Joshua. And then Ruiz knocked out Joshua – burst that bubble, broke him in – and  then I broke in the Bronze Bomber and then three became two and two became one."

When Wright brought up the prospect of Fury potentially quitting the sport after his fights with Joshua, the Gypsy King gave boxing fans everywhere some good news.

He said: "Do you know what? I've been thinking about it and initially I had three fights left on my contract… I've got two fights left on it now.

"I've got Wilder and Joshua, but I've just got to keep going because there's nothing else to do is there really?

"I'm 31-years-old, fit as a fiddle, in great mental spirits, I train every day three-four times a day for bants – what else am I gonna do with my life?

"There's plenty of fights out there for me to beat up on. You got Dillian Whyte, Jarrell Miller, you got Pulev, you got Ruiz, you got Ortiz, you got Dubois, you got Joyce – there's loads."

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Mike Tyson in talks with Shannon Briggs over bizarre ‘tag-team’ boxing match against Klitschko brothers or David Haye – The Sun

MIKE TYSON could return to boxing in a bizarre 'tag-team' match partnering Shannon Briggs.

And the Klitschko brothers, or one of them alongside David Haye could be their opponents.


That's the wacky idea floated by Briggs in an Instagram live video recently.

Boxing fans around the world are getting excited that Iron Mike could return to the sport that saw him feared for years.

The iconic puncher, now 53, has revealed he will make a comeback – 15 years after retiring – to compete in exhibition bouts for charity.

But after showing off some fearsome hand-speed in a lockdown training session recently, some are suggesting he could return as a pro.


He has even been offered $1million to fight rugby union star Sonny Bill Williams, who has had seven pro fights himself, all wins.

Tyson has also been offered a rematch by Danny Williams – 16 years after being knocked out by the Brit.

Williams, 46, had a record 31-3 at the time he shocked Tyson but has lost 25 times since, fighting as recently as November in Germany.

Now heavyweight Briggs, 48, who is not yet retired from boxing despite not fighting for three years, has come up with a plan.

In a video he shared on Insta, 'The Cannon' said: “I talked to Mike [Tyson], we’re talking about it, if we can bring it into fruition then it’s a go.

“We’re better all put in as a tag team, Mike Tyson and Shannon Briggs verses the Klitschko brothers, or David Haye, let him replace his brother.

“Tag team literally, you could tag them in like (you see in) wrestling."

David Haye, the former WBA heavyweight champion, retired in 2018 after two devastating defeats to Brit rival Tony Bellew.

Wladimir Klitschko called it quits in 2017 after being KO'd by Anthony Joshua in front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium.

He famously easily outpointed Haye in 2011 with the Brit blaming the defeat on a broken little toe.

And his brother Vitali retired as WBC champ in 2012 to pursue a career in politics in his native Ukraine.

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Tyson Fury workout interrupted by son who says there’s a ‘monster’ in house… only for WBC champ to joke it’s his GRAN – The Sun

TYSON and Paris Fury got a surprise on their morning Instagram workout with son Prince Tyson Fury II claiming their family home was invaded by a monster.

Complete with cartoon pyjamas, the well-behaved boy joined his mum and dad for their warm-up, with the WBC king and his wife seeming to call the youngster by his nickname ‘Totty’.

The toddler retired when the going got too tough but he returned at the backend of the work-out to claim the Morecambe pile had been invaded.

Bursting back into the scene, Fury Jr yelled: “Mummy, there is a monster in the house”.

When Paris quizzed her boy on what the beast looked like, he said: “It is blue, black and yellow”.

Quick-witted Tyson then joked: “it’s your granny” before the pair finished the morning blast with another assault on their abs.

The youngster started the streaming session by falling off the sofa in the family-room-turned-gym.

But young Fury followed up his slip with some hard graft that his father would have been proud of.

The nipper joined in with sit-ups, gruelling burpees and dozens of practice punches in between his parents.

Paris, sporting what she described as a “quarantine haircut” had trimmed her blonde locks from down at her hips to her bellybutton.

And man and wife were both complaining of aches and pains after doing six weeks of daily sessions, including 700 sit-ups the previous morning.

But both battled through the fatigue to keep up to 3,000 viewers slogging along to the list of exercises Fury had joked about scribbling down on a scrap piece of paper.

The Gypsy King joked: “I am the lineal and WBC heavyweight champion of the world. Undefeated two-time champion and two-time Ring Magazine champion. And I am writing down my training sessions in crayon!

"When this lockdown is all done I am getting this scrappy piece of paper framed."

The childhood sweethearts broke out into a dance after their first set of exercises, with Tyson – who has teased an MMA career – even throwing a couple of kicks at the camera.

Fury Jr left the room when he became bored of the physical demands to join his four siblings having fun in the rest of the house, leaving Tyson and Paris to complete the session.

Only to return at the backend of the broadcast with the worrying news of the multi-coloured monster prowling the house.

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