MIKE TYSON accepted MMA legend Tito Ortiz’s fight offer and vowed: “Anyone is welcome to challenge me”.
The 53-year-old heavyweight icon is preparing to make a sensational comeback, 15 years after retiring, to compete in exhibition bouts to raise money for charity.
Mike Tyson is preparing to make a sensational comeback
Former UFC champion Tito Ortiz called out Tyson
A host of potential opponents have thrown their name into the hat to face Tyson, including old foe Evander Holyfield, 57, and 48-year-old Shannon Briggs.
But interest has also crossed over to the cage, as former UFC champion Ortiz, 45, called out Iron Mike online to a pay-per-view fight.
And when asked about the online call out by TMZ Sports, Tyson replied: “I don’t really know, but anyone that’s willing to contribute to this charity, they’re welcome to come in and challenge me.
“I would be open for anyone.”
Tyson’s comeback fight is yet to be confirmed, but he has spent the last month training with MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro, dramatically transforming his body.
Speaking about his stunning new look, he revealed: “I am just having fun looking good, showing off my new body, anything is possible.
“My ego is starting to get elated, but we will see. There are a lot of things to hope for in the future.”
Tyson went on to explain that a charity fight against Holyfield seems likely.
He added: “Listen there are a lot of people out there who need help, and something like that could help a lot of people who need help.
“That’s just basically pretty much what I embark on, a life of charity and gratitude.
“I don’t know if Evander and me are going to get in the ring, arch-enemies, doing it for the humanity of people, less fortunate than ourselves.
“What would that be like? That is something that has not been done by any entertainer any sports figure in the history of sports and entertainment.”
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk